Live Coverage On-Air and Online: Obama’s Afghan War Drawdown Speech

BY News Desk  June 22, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT

President Obama will address the nation in a primetime speech Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET to announce his decision on the scope and pace of a U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan. He is expected to unveil a plan to bring home thousands of troops from the nearly 10-year-old war in an initial phase starting next month.



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The PBS NewsHour will provide full coverage and analysis before, during and after the speech, both on-air and online.

Viewers of the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET NewsHour broadcasts will get a preview of what to expect from the president.

At 8 p.m. ET, Judy Woodruff will anchor a special PBS presentation of the president’s speech, which will also be livestreamed on the NewsHour’s website.

Viewers on the West Coast who normally watch our 9 p.m. ET feed will see excepts of the president’s speech plus analysis of his decision. We’ll post that analysis on the website as well.

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