POLITICS -- January 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM ET
State of the Union Hangout With the PBS NewsHour
UPDATE Jan. 25
Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni hosted a Google+ hangout during the 2012 State of the Union and the GOP response. Among the guests were Talking Points Memo reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro, Tufts history professor Peniel Joseph, Huffington Post reporter Jon Ward and University of New Hampshire historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.
UPDATE Jan. 24
Join us here as we watch the State of the Union and the GOP response tonight from 8:45 p.m. ET to around 10:45 p.m. ET.
Several people will join us at times throughout the evening to analyze the speech, including Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, Talking Points Memo reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro, Tufts history professor Peniel Joseph, Huffington Post reporter Jon Ward, University of New Hampshire historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and voters that we featured in roundtables in Iowa and New Hampshire.*
You can join the hangout, too. Let us know if you want to join by commenting on Google Plus.
Also, you can join our team of volunteers after the hangout and help us translate the address to make it accessible to more people here.
*Guests are subject to change.
ORIGINAL: Jan. 20
President Barack Obama will deliver his 2012 State of the Union address at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
The PBS NewsHour will air the address, the Republican response and analysis with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, live from 9 to roughly 10 p.m. ET.
Before, during and after the speech, you can watch and talk with familiar faces from the NewsHour and analysts live on Google Plus.
We'll be hanging out behind-the-scenes in the newsroom and studio, and offering you the opportunity to ask questions and share your comments on Mr. Obama's SOTU.
Want to join the hangout or have a question you'd like answered? Leave a comment here or on Google+.