Trump's 2018 State of the Union Address: Watch Live

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Major networks and online outlets will all be covering the 45th president's speech.

Television networks and online outlets are planning extensive coverage of President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

The 6 p.m. PT speech will be dominating airwaves, with ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC and PBS all airing it. Twitter and the White House are offering live streams, and several networks also will be providing streaming on their sites.

The Democratic response to the speech, delivered by U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA), can be seen on CBS, PBS and other channels. Fox, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, CNN and others also will provide post-speech analysis, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) will be delivering a response on BET.

In his speech, President Trump is expected to cover tax cuts and the economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade and national security. Several lawmakers, including Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, are boycotting the speech.

See the full list of outlets hosting the speech, below.


CNN's coverage of the State of the Union address will begin at 4 p.m. PT, and will be available on television, online and across mobile devices. Those who don't have the CNN channel can access the coverage on or on the CNNgo app on AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku TV devices (no login required).

Fox News

The Fox News Channel will be starting live coverage at 6 p.m. PT, which will be co-anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum and with analysis from Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, senior political analyst Brit Hume, The Daily Briefing’s Dana PerinoThe Five’s Juan Williams, Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt and contributor Marie Harf. will provide preshow coverage and a live blog during the live stream.


MSNBC is featuring State of the Union coverage all day on Tuesday, but Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams will anchor primetime coverage of the speech starting at 5 p.m. PT. They will be joined by analysts and contributors including Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell and more. Late-night analysis from Chris Matthews at 9 p.m. and Steve Kornacki at 10 p.m. will follow.


C-SPAN is covering Trump's first State of the Union address at 5 p.m. PT on television and online through the channel's live stream


ABC is airing the State of the Union live on air and online. Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will host coverage from 6-8 p.m. PT with World News Tonight anchor David Muir, This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz, Nightline anchor Byron Pitts and special correspondent Matthew Dowd. will also be offering coverage and analysis before and after the ceremony starting at 5:15 p.m.


CBS will be be airing the State of the Union address and the Democratic response live from 6-7:30 p.m. PT on CBS News. The speech will also be streaming online on CBSN and will be available on CBS mobile news apps (see a full list here). 


Fox's coverage, starting at 6 p.m. PT, will be anchored by Shepard Smith, with analysis from RealClearPolitics’ A.B. Stoddard and reports from correspondent Peter Doocy.


NBC News will be covering the speech online and on television. Online coverage will begin at 5 p.m. PT with pre-speech discussion from NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki and NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, followed by the address and post-speech reaction and analysis from former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and David Litt, the head writer/producer for Funny or Die and a speechwriter for former President Barack Obama. Watch on YouTube and on

Television coverage will begin on NBC at 6 p.m. PT with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, Megyn Kelly Today anchor Megyn Kelly, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and others.


PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of the address from 6-8 p.m. PT on the channel. The PBS team will broadcast the address, the Democratic response and analysis of the speech.


Stream the speech itself live on Twitter's events streaming page.

The White House

Watch the official State of the Union live stream on the White House's live stream page and on its YouTube channel