BBG broadcasters to Cover State of the Union Address

BBG broadcasters will provide international coverage of President Barack Obama’s Jan. 25 State of the Union address and the Republican response.

BBG broadcast entities will provide audiences with access to the address, analysis, and interviews across media platforms and engage audiences through interactive elements. Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa, VOA’s Persian News Network will include simultaneous translations in Arabic and Persian, while VOA and Radio and TV Marti will coordinate efforts to provide simultaneous Spanish translation.

BBG broadcasters will offer extensive web and new media coverage, call-in programs, vox pop interviews, and online platforms for audience questions and comments.

The wide array of U.S. international broadcasting coverage of the State of the Union, the Republican response and related news, will keep the BBG’s global audiences tuned in to the American political process and its impact.