The networks of the BBG worked together to provide timely and comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening.  The television, radio and digital coverage, which also included the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, was distributed in countries such as Russia, Iran, China, Cuba and those in the Middle East.

BBG networks bring State of the Union to audiences around the world

Audiences around the world were able to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20. The networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage of the address, as well as the Republican response by Senator Joni Ernst, to countries such as Cuba, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq, Iran and China via radio, television and the Internet.

Members of Congress react to the State of the Union speech on Alhurra

Alhurra Television’s live coverage of the State of the Union speech and the Republican response was followed by interviews with several members of Congress. Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent, reporting from the Capitol Rotunda, spoke to them to get their reaction to the speech and their views of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Syria.