You thought the State of the Union address was just going to be another stuffy speech? Okay, maybe not, but tonight’s event will be enhanced with a bit of interactive web magic. The Whitehouse has launched a site that will allow you to not only watch the State of the Union at 9pm EST tonight, but you’ll be able to see related content alongside the speech right on the site. The headline features the phrase “Watch & Engage.”
For the first time ever, and only on Whitehouse.gov, Americans can choose an enhanced viewing experience for the President’s State of the Union Address.
On this page, you’ll be able to see charts, graphs and other content as President Obama delivers his speech.
Immediately following the speech, senior White House officials will take your questions about issues covered in the speech live from the White House via Twitter (reply to @whitehouse), Facebook, and a web form at www.whitehouse.gov/sotu-questions.
On Wed, a “special guest” will answer questions via the @PressSec Twitter account. Press Secretary Gibbs won’t be available, but you can still follow the account to figure out who will take his place. Respond with your question to @PressSec using the hashtag #1Q and watch for his video responses.
This Thursday, JAN. 27TH, at 2:30 P.M. EST President Obama will answer your questions live on YouTube. Submit your text or video question and vote your favorites to the top. Learn more at youtube.com/askobama. That same day, you can join the discussion about issues addressed in the speech online with White House policy experts at www.facebook.com/whitehouse.
On Friday, Yahoo! will sit down with Vice President Joe Biden to ask him your questions. Submit them at Yahoo.com and check back for your answers.