President Barack Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union Address tonight, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Obama’s speech is expected to be about one hour in length based on previous years.
Last year’s State of the Union from Obama was the first to hit the hour mark since 2000, clocking in at one hour and nine minutes. But the longest SOTU ever was in 2000, when President Bill Clinton’s address spanned an hour and a half.
Obama is expected to focus on jobs, innovation and cooperation in the 2011 State of the Union Address.
Tonight’s State of the Union Address can be watched LIVE on http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
What is State of the Union
The State of the Union is an annual address presented before a joint session of Congress and held in the House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation, but also allows the president to outline his/her legislative agenda and national priorities to Congress.