What Channel is the State of the Union On?


(For a full listing of coverage of the 2013 State of the Union Address, click here)

All the major news networks will be covering what promises to be an exciting night in politics, as President Obama pushes for his second term agenda and challenges a weakened Republican party to cooperate.

ABC: Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopolous will anchor ABC News' coverage starting at 9pm EST. They will be in Washington, where they will be joined by Jonathan Karl, Martha Raddatz, Jim Avila, Matthew Dowd, George Will, Donna Brazile and Nicolle Wallace. ABC will also be live-streaming anchored coverage of the Speech on ABCNews.com

NBC: On-air broadcast begins at 9pm EST on NBC, with online news coverage beginning at 8:45pm EST with a web-exclusive pre-show live on NBCNews.com. Also available on the NBC Politics iPad app.

The full broadcast will be anchored live from Washigton by Brian Williams, joined by notables David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell, as well as Kelly O’Donnell inside the House chamber. 

Following the Republican response, Brian Williams will get further responses from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joining from Capitol Hill, and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), joining from the Governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge.

CBS: News coverage begins at 6:30pm EST with CBS Evening News live from Washington, with Scott Pelley leading. State of the Union Address coverage begins at 9pm EST, with Bob Schieffer, Norah O'Donnell, Major Garrett, and Nancy Cordes reporting.  Pelley will conduct an interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for the broadcast.

FOX (Main): FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace will anchor live coverage beginning at 9pm EST.

CNN: CNN's live coverage of the State of the Union address begins at 7 pm ET. Leading coerage will be Wolf Blitzer, Kate Bolduan, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Jake Tapper. Guest analysts Newt Gingrich and Jennifer Granholm will join the crew as well. Dana Bash will report from inside the U.S. House chamber, and Jessica Yellin will provide updates from the White House. Other commentary will be provided by Gloria Borger, David Gergen and more.


For the more blatantly partisan coverage, check out full coverage listings for MSNBC, Fox News, or, for you serious folks out there, CSPAN.

Hope you find the coverage that you enjoy the most! I personally enjoy NBC's coverage of the State of the Union – especially given their two guests Senator Gillenbrand and Governor Jindal, both major party players in the coming decade. 

Make sure to tune in on your TV and your computer to read this blog!