Where to Watch the State of the Union Address Locally and Online

Here's some online and local options for watching Obama's address.

President Barack Obama will give his annual State of the Union address tonight at 6 p.m. PST. Here's some online and local options for watching the speech. 

Online Streams

If you don’t own a television, or you’re stuck working late tonight in the office, here are a few online options for watching President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight:

White House Stream: www.whitehouse.gov/live or stream it from the White House’s free iPhone or iPad application.

  • Starting at 5 p.m. elements promised on the White House page dedicated to the State of the Union will include graphics, data and statistics that build on topics in President Obama's speech.
  • While you are watching, you can join a live discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #SOTU.
  • After the State of the Union, a panel of senior advisors will answer your questions on Twitter. Use the Twitter hash tag #WHChat.
  • You can join in the discussion on the White House Facebook page as well.
  • Next week, Obama will be featured in a Google+ Hangout.

YouTube: The speech will be accessible via youtube.com/whitehouse. Questions can be submitted and President Obama will select some to answer during a Jan. 30 event live from the White House.

UStream: The speech will be available on several channels, including CBS News and the PBS NewsHour. Also, the League of Young Voters is hosting a "#BarackTalk" viewing party and panel discussion.The Republican address to the nation will also air on Speaker Boehner's UStream channel.

CNN: Tune in to CNN.com/live, and the CNN mobile apps. Prime-time coverage will be anchored by Anderson Cooper with a full wrap-up, reaction and analysis.

Local Watch Parties

Viewing parties are planned all over the Bay Area this evening for President Obama's State of the Union address.

Several parties are taking place in San Francisco, including a large gathering that will begin at 5 p.m. at Rasselas Jazz Club at 1534 Fillmore St. Other viewing events will take place at the Buck Tavern at 1655 Market St. and the Cigar Bar & Grill at 850 Montgomery St.

In Oakland, from 5 to 8 p.m., Everett and Jones Barbeque at Jack London Square will host Obama supporters who want to watch the address and organize for the coming election, Obama 2012 California press secretary Mary Nemick said.

Additional watch parties will be held at the Firehouse Grill and Brewery at 1765 E. Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto at 5:30 p.m., and at Jake's of Sunnyvale pizzeria at 174 E. Fremont Ave. in Sunnyvale.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Kim Lloyd January 25, 2012 at 02:15 PM
There is nothing this man has to say that would convince me to vote him back into office. We had four years too many already. Thank you for posting this information, but I'll pass.
Steve G. Peters December 23, 2012 at 02:25 PM
"SHOOTINGS"-No amount of gun laws or psychiatrists will sole the problem. The problem is spiritual. We are rebelling against God. We have endorsed Homo-sex (An Abomination to God) and Abortion (Murder). We have taken God out of our schools and out of our vocabulary. We have welcomed Satan in with open arms. We have lost God's protection and will incur his wrath. Our only choice is to return to God and His word. Otherwise, things will get worse and worse. The bible tells us as a "Woman in Travail." ! Thessalonians 5-3: For when they shall say, "Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 2 Chronicles 7-14: "If my people, which are called by MY NAME shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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