Airs Tuesday, February 12 at 8 pm. President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address and NPR News will offer live anchored special coverage starting at 8 pm CT. Our special coverage will be hosted by Melissa Block. She'll be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.
President Obama will speak today at noon about the economy. His remarks are expected to last approximately 10 minutes and NPR will provide coverage of his remarks. We will start the Regional Symphony Broadcast after the president's remarks.
NPR has alerted us that the President will address the nation tonight and NPR coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT tonight. No details about the subject of the address are known at this time. President Obama is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Obama will address Americans tonight from Bagram Air Base, at 6:30 p.m. CT. NPR coverage will begin at 6pm.