President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, March 1, 2022, at the US Capitol.
The speech comes amid the biggest military crisis in Europe since the Cold War as Russia continues its assault on Ukraine after launching an unprovoked attack on the nation. It also comes amid record inflation and spiking consumer prices, and as many Americans feel fatigued during a pandemic that has stretched into its third year.
Biden’s remarks will provide an opportunity to tout his achievements from the first year of his administration – including the national vaccination program, the Covid-19 relief law, and the bipartisan infrastructure law – while also addressing the challenges the nation is facing and layout what comes next. The President is facing some of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency just months before midterm elections that will decide which party controls Congress. The speech could help give the President and Democrats a boost and provide some momentum heading into campaign season.
The address to Congress comes days after the President put forward his first Supreme Court nominee. If confirmed by the Senate, Ketanji Brown Jackson would make history as the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.
This will be Biden’s first State of the Union address – last year he delivered his first joint address to Congress a few months after being sworn in as president, but it wasn’t considered a State of the Union address.
Here’s what you need to know about how to watch the President’s speech.
What time is the President’s speech?
Biden will deliver his remarks at 9 p.m. ET.
Where can I watch it?
- ABC News presents special coverage of the 2022 State of the Union Address by President Joe Biden and the Republican response by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.
- Primetime coverage will air on Tuesday, March 1, from 9-11 p.m. EST on ABC.
- World News Tonight anchor David Muir will lead the network’s coverage from Washington, D.C., with ABC News’ political team, including ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis, chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, senior White House correspondent Mary Bruce, congressional correspondent Rachel Scott, political director Rick Klein, and ABC News contributors Chris Christie and Donna Brazile previewing the speeches, providing analysis and reporting on news and developments. Correspondents will also report during coverage on ABC News Live.
- Muir will also anchor a special edition of World News Tonight from Washington on Tuesday, March 1, and Byron Pitts will anchor a special edition of Nightline with analysis from Christie and Brazile.
- Good Morning America and GMA3: What You Need to Know will have special coverage throughout the day.
- ABC News Live will have live coverage from Capitol Hill throughout the day. The streaming channel will begin full coverage of the SOTU at 8 p.m. EST with Davis and the aforementioned ABC News correspondents as well as White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks and senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer.
- ABC News correspondent Mireya Villarreal leads a roundtable with Houston voters on the first major early primary day of the midterm cycle, who will discuss what they hope to hear from the president’s speech and their reaction afterward.
- At 11 p.m. ET, ABC News Live will feature lawmakers from both sides of the aisle providing reactions to the speeches.
- Deputy political director Averi Harper will also kick off a new ABC News Live reporting series on millennial candidates hoping to change the face of Congress in the 2022 midterms.
- ABC News Digital will feature comprehensive coverage of the State of the Union address, including a breaking news homepage takeover with the ABC News Live feed, an up-to-the-minute live blog, key takeaways focusing on main themes, an analysis of the speeches’ political implications, and full transcripts of and reaction to the remarks.
- Digital will publish a video of highlights from the SOTU address in its entirety. The team has also produced pieces on Biden’s approval rating, as well as explainer videos looking at the State of the Union throughout the years.
- FiveThirtyEight will live-blog the State of the Union, with real-time analysis of the political and policy implications of Biden’s speech and the response.
- ABC News Radio will provide a live anchored, one-hour preview show from 8-9 p.m. EST, live anchored coverage of the speech and response, and a wrap-up show until 11 p.m. EST.
- ABC News Radio will feature reporting by correspondent Karen Travers on the White House and analysis by political analyst Steve Roberts.
- ABC News Radio will also offer regular one-minute Status Reports throughout the night and offer custom interviews to affiliates the following morning. ABC News’ flagship daily podcast Start Here, hosted by Brad Mielke, will provide coverage.
- ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be providing live reports from Capitol Hill all day with multiplatform reporters Faith Abubey and Em Nguyen. Klein will be providing analysis for affiliates. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.
- The CBS News Streaming Network will feature coverage beginning at 7 a.m. ET.
- Primetime coverage begins streaming at 8 p.m. ET on CBS News and continues with a CBS News Special Report on streaming and on CBS TV from 9-11 p.m. ET led by CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell and the team of CBS News political journalists.
- O’Donnell will anchor the coverage from Washington, D.C., and be joined in studio by CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King, Face the Nation moderator and chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, chief political analyst John Dickerson and chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes.
- CBS News chief campaigns & elections correspondent Robert Costa and congressional correspondents Nikole Killion and Scott MacFarlane will report from Capitol Hill; senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe will join from the White House.
- CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett will lead fact-checking throughout the coverage, and CBS News chief justice and national affairs correspondent Jeff Pegues will report on the security measures around the Capitol and in Washington.
- CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto will provide instant polling of reactions to the president’s address.
- CBS News business analyst Jill Schlessinger will join the coverage for the latest on how the economy and rising inflation is impacting peoples’ lives.
- Former Texas Republican congressman Will Hurd and Democratic strategist and CBS News political contributor Joel Payne will also contribute analysis.
- Following the conclusion of the State of the Union address and the Republican response, the team of CBS News journalists will continue with reporting and analysis on the CBS News Streaming Network. CBS News’ all-day streaming coverage will include a special edition of Red and Blue at 6 p.m. ET, anchored by Elaine Quijano from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, with Major Garrett co-anchoring from Washington.
- Anthony Salvanto will deliver the latest polling. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang will anchor the 7 p.m. ET hour, followed by CBS News reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBS News Radio’s Steve Dorsey joining the coverage at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, follow the latest headlines on CBS News’ State of the Union live blog, and find the latest streaming coverage on the CBS News app, the CBS News YouTube channel, and CBS News’ social channels.
- CBS Newspath will provide coverage of the address to its 200+ affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world with Skyler Henry and Natalie Brand offering live reports from Washington.
- CBS News Radio’s live, anchored coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET previewing the address and the Republican response. Steve Kathan will anchor from CBS News headquarters in New York and be joined by White House correspondent Steven Portnoy, correspondent Steve Dorsey on Capitol Hill, correspondent Cami McCormick at the Pentagon, reporter Felix Light in Moscow, business analyst Jill Schlesinger, political consultant Leonard Steinhorn, military consultant retired Col. Jeff McCausland, foreign affairs analyst Pamela Falk, and contributor Peter Maer.
- CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche will provide coverage throughout CNBC Business Day on Tuesday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 2 leading up to and following The State of the Union address.
- Ahead of the State of the Union address, Shepard Smith will anchor The News with Shepard Smith at 7 p.m. ET. Following the newscast, he will anchor CNBC Special Report: The State of the Union from 8 to 10:30 p.m. ET.
- Smith will be joined by Kayla Tausche and CNBC senior congressional correspondent Ylan Mui as well as CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin, among others.
- The CNBC.com politics team will live blog throughout the State of the Union, reporting on the latest news coming out of President Biden’s address.
- CNN will air special coverage of the State of the Union Address and Republican Response starting at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 1, as well as continuing coverage of the conflict in Ukraine.
- Anderson Cooper in Ukraine and Jake Tapper in Washington will lead the network’s coverage.
- Joining for pre-and post-speech analysis will be Dana Bash and Abby Phillip.
Wolf Blitzer will provide coverage live from near the White House.
- John King will be at the Magic Wall with live updates from the primary elections in Texas and Fareed Zakaria will provide an analysis of the situation in Ukraine.
- Don Lemon and Pamela Brown will pick up coverage beginning at 12 a.m. ET.
- CNN Political Director David Chalian, analysts David Axelrod, Laura Barrón López, Gloria Borger, and Evan Osnos, and commentators Scott Jennings and Van Jones, will provide coverage from the analyst desk.
- CNN Senior Political Analyst Mark Preston and National Politics Reporter Eva McKend along with commentators Paul Begala, Mia Love, Bakari Sellers, and Alice Stewart will join for late-night coverage.
- CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Jeff Zeleny, Lauren Fox, and Jamie Gangel will also report live throughout the evening and Phil Mattingly will share late-night primary results from the Magic Wall.
- CNN Politics will be live fact-checking via CNN’s Facts First team led by Daniel Dale and more than a dozen CNN reporters. The team will also provide voting rights coverage in the lead up to the Texas primary and State of the Union address, followed by a live Citizen by CNN event held the following day featuring a conversation with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, John King, Abby Phillip, and Nia-Malika Henderson with analysis of the President’s address and news of the day.
- CNN’s coverage of the State of the Union Address and Republican Response will stream live, without requiring a cable log-in, on CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android on Tuesday, March 1, 8 pm–12 am ET. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at CNN.com/go on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Chromecast, and Roku).
- C-SPAN will have live coverage of President Biden’s first State of the Union address on March 1 before a joint session of Congress.
- The coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET and the speech begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be available on C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio, C-SPAN.org, and the free C-SPAN Now app.
- The Republican response will also be available live on the C-SPAN networks following Biden’s address. C-SPAN will open the phone lines to take viewer calls and share reactions.
- Live, streaming coverage in Spanish of U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address to the U.S. Congress, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
- Live digital news coverage on Estrella News, available on Samsung TV+, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Fire TV News, Vizio WatchFree, Xumo, Tubi, Plex, and EstrellaTV.com
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- iOS and Android devices.
- Co-anchored by chief political anchor and Special Report’s Bret Baier along with The Story anchor and executive editor Martha MacCallum, the network’s coverage will include contributions from America’s Newsroom co-anchor Dana Perino, senior political analyst Brit Hume, and The Five’s rotating co-host and former Democratic congressman Harold Ford Jr. as well as Fox News contributor Ben Domenech from Washington. Additionally, White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich and Congressional correspondent Chad Pergram will offer live reports from the White House and Statuary Hall.
- Later that evening, special editions of Hannity will be presented live at 11 p.m., followed by The Ingraham Angle at midnight ET and Fox News @ Night anchored by Shannon Bream at 1 a.m. ET.
- Fox News Digital will also feature coverage of the State of the Union address. Leading up to the event, the site will have a dedicated landing page devoted exclusively to the latest reporting, where readers can view a selection of curated stories and video clips from FNC. The FoxNews.com homepage will feature a live blog that will be continuously updated throughout the speech as well as the Republican response, including real-time reactions from around the nation. FoxNews.com will also carry a Livestream from inside the House chamber, providing viewers with coverage followed by reactions from experts, lawmakers, and more.
- Fox News Audio will also provide multiplatform coverage of the address. Beginning at 8 p.m. Fox News Radio’s Jared Halpern and Jessica Rosenthal will cover the address and Republican response. Fox News Podcasts will provide hourly podcast alerts on the address with The Fox News Radio Hourly Newscast and the daily morning podcast Fox
- News Rundown will provide next-day reaction and analysis from the Fox News political teams. Throughout the day on Wednesday, March 2, nationally-syndicated Fox News Radio shows The Brian Kilmeade Show, Fox Across America, and The Guy Benson Show will react to the address.
- Additionally, Fox Nation will be streaming the address live for subscribers. Outnumbered co-host and former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will host a pre-show and after-show alongside an all-star panel including Fox News contributor and retired Army bomb technician Johnny Joey Jones, Outnumbered’s Emily Compagno, and Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Will Cain.Fox TV:
- On the Fox broadcast network, FNC’s John Roberts will anchor separate live coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The analysis will also be provided by Fox News host and former
- Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as well as Fox News contributor and former Obama administration official Marie Harf. FNC’s Congressional correspondent Aishah Hasnie will also provide reports and reactions live from Capitol Hill.
- During the week of Feb. 28, MSNBC will air a special White House Reports hour every day at 11 a.m. ET hosted by chief White House correspondents Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander. The duo will bring their first-hand reporting on the Biden administration to viewers anchored from the White House North Lawn.
- On the morning of the State of the Union Address, Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist will kick off special coverage beginning at 6 a.m. ET with reporting and analysis from top political reporters, previewing President Biden’s first State of the Union address.
- Live coverage from the nation’s capital will continue with MSNBC Reports anchored by José Díaz-Balart, Andrea Mitchell, Katy Tur, and Hallie Jackson and MTP Daily with Chuck Todd. The next day, Chris Jansing will also anchor from Washington, D.C.
Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, and Nicolle Wallace will lead special coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET and return for analysis once President Biden concludes. They will be joined by a panel of experts to break down the president’s speech and reaction across parties. Stephanie Ruhle will continue coverage at 12 a.m. ET.
- NBC News and MSNBC contributors will also join the special coverage offering expert analysis, including Claire McCaskill, Michael Steele, Matthew Dowd, and Julián Castro.
- Following the address, MSNBC will continue live coverage from Washington, D.C. throughout the day beginning with Morning Joe through MSNBC Reports.
MSNBC.com will launch a live blog for President Biden’s address, with a conversational focus and perspective. The blog will feature analysis and insight from MSNBC Daily columnists and contributors.
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and Today co-anchor and NBC News chief legal correspondent Savannah Guthrie will lead NBC News’ coverage live from Washington, D.C. starting at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 1. Holt and Guthrie will be joined by NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
- Ahead of the address on Tuesday, Lester Holt will anchor a special edition of NBC Nightly News live from Washington, D.C. The next morning, Savannah Guthrie will also anchor Today from the Nation’s Capital.
- NBC News and MSNBC hosts, correspondents, reporters, and contributors will join the special coverage across the networks and provide the latest reporting and analysis, including NBC News chief White House correspondents Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander, NBC News senior White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News White House correspondents Mike Memoli and Carol Lee, NBC News senior Washington correspondent Hallie Jackson, NBC News senior national correspondent Tom Llamas, NBC News senior congressional correspondent Garrett Haake, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondents Leigh Ann Caldwell and Ali Vitali, MSNBC and Peacock’s The Choice from MSNBC host Symone Sanders, and NBC News contributor Stephen Hayes.
- Plus, NBC News correspondents Antonia Hylton and Morgan Radford will join from Texas with the latest on the Texas primary race, NBC News correspondent Blayne Alexander will join from Georgia, NBC News correspondent Guad Venegas will report from Washoe County, Nev., and NBC News Now host Joshua Johnson will report from Dallas.NBC News Now:
- NBC News Now streaming anchor Hallie Jackson will host a special pre-address program live from Washington, D.C., covering the live events, late-breaking headlines, and analysis leading up to the State of the Union. The special airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBC News Now.
- NBC News Now will air NBC News’ special coverage of President Biden’s State of the Union address, led by Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie.
- NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and chief White House correspondent Kristen Welker will host a live special following the State of the Union, with analysis of President Biden’s address, as well as the latest on the Texas primary race. The special airs at 11 p.m. ET on NBC News Now.
NBCNews.com will host a live blog for President Biden’s address with fact checks by political reporter Jane C. Timm, plus coverage and analysis from White House reporters Shannon Pettypiece and Lauren Egan, congressional reporter Scott Wong, political reporters Sahil Kapur, Natasha Korecki, Jonathan Allen, Peter Nicholas, Marc Caputo, Allan Smith, and Adam Edelman as well as correspondents from across the network.
- PBS NewsHour will offer live coverage of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, March 1 from 8 – 11 pm ET.
- The first hour of the primetime special will focus on the latest updates on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as reports on important news of the day. The program will transition at 9 p.m. ET to President Biden’s address, followed by the Republican response, and reporting and analysis by the NewsHour team and guests.
- NewsHour’s special coverage will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and will include foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin reporting in Ukraine, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins in the House chamber, chief correspondent Amna Nawaz in the Cannon House Building, and chief Washington correspondent Geoff Bennett at the White House.
- Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart and The New York Times and The Atlantic contributing writer, Peter Wehner, will also provide analysis of Biden’s address.
Coverage will extend online with a pre-show from 7 – 8 pm ET, hosted by NewsHour’s digital anchor Nicole Ellis and will include discussions with correspondents William Brangham and Lisa Desjardins.Peacock’s The Choice From MSNBC:
- On Tuesday, March 1, Zerlina Maxwell will kick off live coverage on Zerlina. starting at 6 p.m. ET and will return at 8 p.m. ET. Maxwell and her panel of guests including former Obama White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, MSNBC and The Choice host Symone Sanders, Democratic strategist Adrienne Elrod, justice correspondent for The Nation Elie Mystal and host of Nuestro podcast and New York Times contributor Chuck Rocha will break down the State of the Union through the lens of racial reckoning, the ongoing pandemic as well as women’s rights in America.
- The Mehdi Hasan Show will provide comprehensive coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET and return immediately following the address with reaction and analysis. Mehdi Hasan will be joined by a roundtable of panelists including Congressional candidate Nina Turner, former Sen. Barbara Boxer, and Republican consultant Stuart Stevens. Coverage will continue into the 11 p.m. hour, with guests Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA), presidential historian Michael Beschloss, and former speechwriter to President Obama David Litt.
On Wednesday, March 2, Peacock users can watch Morning Joe: State of the Union Recap, a full hour of the top moments from MSNBC’s Morning Joe that morning. The special program will feature the best moments and analysis from co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist and their roundtable guests.
- On Tuesday, March 1, Spectrum Networks will air special national live coverage of President Biden’s first State of the Union address and the Republican response by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
- Coverage will begin at 8:45 p.m. EST and include post-address analysis and insights from Spectrum News journalists.
Spectrum News NY1 political anchor Errol Louis will lead coverage and be joined by a roundtable of Spectrum News journalists, including NY1 anchor Annika Pergament, Spectrum News 1 Upstate New York political anchor Susan Arbetter, Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin anchor Jason Fechner and Spectrum News DC Bureau reporter Taylor Popielarz.
- Julio Vaqueiro will lead Noticias Telemundo’s coverage live from Washington, D.C. Coverage ahead of the address on Tuesday will include reports on Telemundo’s morning show, hoyDía.
- Vaqueiro will anchor a special edition of the network’s 6:30 p.m. newscast and host a news special from 9 to 11 p.m. ET.
- The news special will feature in-depth reporting and analysis. Senior Washington correspondent Cristina Londoño and Washington correspondent Javier Vega will join Vaqueiro to examine the president’s speech and reaction from Latino leaders and political analysts.Univision:
- Univision Noticias announces its live coverage of President Biden’s first State of the Union address on Univision Network, Univision News 24/7 on PrendeTV, and all UnivisionNoticias.com digital platforms.
The special coverage will begin on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Noticias Univision 24/7 on PrendeTV.
- Univision Network will broadcast the State of the Union address beginning at 8:55 p.m. Coast to coast.
- After the speech, the special program Univision Noticias Presents: State of the Union 2022 will continue from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. on PrendeTV.
- Univision Noticias will air the speech and response in their entirety, and also present an analysis of the speech, and elDetector’s team together with Patricia Janiot will verify the president’s comments.
- Jorge Ramos will present the special live from Washington D.C. and Ilia Calderón from the Univision Noticias studios, where she will be joined by Republican analyst Carlos Díaz Rosillo and Democratic analyst Fabián Nuñez.
- Univision News Correspondent Claudia Uceda will present the reactions of the congressmen from the Capitol and Correspondent Pedro Rojas will report from the White House.
- Noticias Univision 24/7 on PrendeTV will broadcast special programming before and after the State of the Union address, as well as the response by the Republican Party. Prior to the start of the speech, panelists of the new political debate program Línea de Fuego (Line of Fire) from Noticias Univision 24/7 on PrendeTV will discuss the most important issues for the country and what they expect from the president’s speech.
Who is delivering the Republican response?
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republicans’ response to Biden’s speech. Reynolds will deliver her address to the nation from Des Moines, Iowa, after the conclusion of Biden’s speech.
Reynolds has drawn national attention and sparked controversy for her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of those moves include signing legislation into law that blocks mask mandates from being implemented in K-12 schools and prohibits cities and counties from requiring facial coverings in businesses. The governor also signed a bill into law last year that grants unemployment benefits to those who lose their jobs because they refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Will members of Congress be able to attend the speech?
Yes. All members of Congress have been invited to attend the State of the Union, which is a change from last year when only a limited number of lawmakers were allowed in the House chamber because of the pandemic.
Masks will also be optional for lawmakers. The US Capitol’s attending physician said Sunday that masks would be optional on Capitol Hill starting Monday.