Tonight, the State of the Union address by President Obama on Congress is being broadcast on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, CSPAN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC as well as the Spanish language networks.
9:05: Diane Sawyer (with George Stephanopoulos), Katie Couric, Shepard Smith, and Brian Williams anchor coverage on the four broadcast nets from Washington. Jim Lehrer on PBS.
9:30: A look across the networks as the address is delivered:
10:16: President Obama says “too many of our citizens have lost faith” in the media:
The more that TV pundits reduce serious debates into silly arguments, and big issues into sound bites, our citizens turn away. No wonder there’s so much cynicism out there. No wonder there’s so much disappointment.
10:26: The President wraps up and networks squeeze in some quick analysis (as well as a commercial break for some) before Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delivers the Republican response.
10:44: Four broadcast networks have returned to scheduled programming immediately following the response. Couric will continue at CBSNews.com. Analysis/discussion will continue for a while on the cable news networks.
11:00: Here is the full text of the address. (Response.) We’ll have more and ratings info on how many viewers tuned in to the address, the response, and the analysis starting tomorrow.