2018 State of the Union

Jan 30, 2018

WKSU's special broadcast of NPR's coverage of President Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30 will include an extended All Things Considered beginning at 8 PM, followed by the live broadcast of President Trump's speech, followed by the Democratic response and commentary. Hosts Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro will anchor coverage. They will be joined in the studio by Scott HorsleyMara Liasson, and Ron Elving. Susan Davis will offer live analysis from the House Chamber.

As President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party, journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time.


Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, delivers the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans." Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.