YouTube has just announced that they will not only be streaming the 2011 State of the Union Address live but will also be interviewing President Obama a couple of days after his address on January 27. They are turning to viewers to find out which question you want answers to. Viewers are invited to submit questions on YouTube and Twitter and Obama will answer the most popular questions.
YouTubers are invited to submit their questions at YouTube.com/AskObama or to Tweet questions using the hashtag #askobama. Ask about anything you want from health care to education, foreign policy or any other issues that are important to you. If you don’t have a question of your own then you can see what other people are asking and vote for the questions that you most want to hear Obama answer. Click here to see Obama’s 2010 YouTube interview.
YouTube offers up a few suggestions for submitting your questions on their blog:
- Video questions are highly preferred (though we also accept text). Videos should be about 20 seconds long and be sure to ask the question directly.
- Speak clearly and try to film in a place with minimal background noise. Keep the camera as still as possible.
- Feel free to be creative (use props, charts, etc.) to help your question stand out. If you have time, find an interesting backdrop that may help reinforce your message.
- Submit your question early. The final deadline is Wednesday January 25 at midnight ET.
This interview will be the first in a series of World View interviews with political leaders around the world and President Obama’s responses will be streamed live on Thursday January 27 at 2:30 PM ET. So what would you ask President Obama?