January 21, 1999
Nearly 44 million people watched President Clinton's State of the Union address on the four major networks and three all-news cable channels, a substantial decline in audience from last year, based on projections by Nielsen Media Research. Viewing surged a year ago to the highest level since the first year of Clinton's presidency, fueled by the allegations surrounding his relationship with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace will host a town meeting Tuesday for the public to watch and then give their opinions on President Bush's State of the Union address. A panel of experts will be on hand to offer analysis of the speech, including Cal State Fullerton President Milton Gordon, presidential political consultants Stuart K. Spencer and Ken Khachigian, Orange County Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez and UC Irvine political science professor Mark Petracca.
January 31, 1990
President Bush will deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at 6 tonight. The speech will be broadcast live on many television and radio stations, and will be followed by a Democratic Party response by House Speaker Thomas S. Foley of Washington state. Television coverage of the speech will be provided by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and C-SPAN.
January 23, 1996 |
President Clinton's State of the Union speech will be carried live tonight on several channels, followed by the GOP response. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, C-SPAN, NET-TV, CNBC, the Comedy Channel and NBC's America's Talking will air the speech, set to begin at 6 p.m. PST. The Public Broadcasting Service will offer coverage but let affiliates opt for regular programming. The address will also be available in audio and text versions on the Internet after it is delivered.
January 29, 1991 |
President Bush will use his State of the Union message at 6 p.m. PST today to give a "status report" on the progress of the Persian Gulf War, Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said Monday. Although officials earlier had suggested that the speech would deal about equally with the war and domestic matters, Fitzwater said a discussion of the conflict would take up "more than half."
February 4, 1997 |
When the U.S. political elite assembles at the Capitol for President Clinton's State of the Union address tonight, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman will be prepared to take over if disaster strikes. Glickman, according to a White House official, is designated survivor for the speech, taking his turn in a macabre rotation that ensures that someone in the national leadership will be left to carry on if all those at Clinton's speech are somehow wiped out.
January 28, 1987 |
President Reagan departed Tuesday night from his usual practice of picking out individuals for recognition as heroes in his State of the Union address and instead voiced a broad-ranging salute to an "uncommon nation of doers." "In America, we the people are in charge," he said. "They are the entrepreneurs, the builders, the pioneers, and a lot of regular folks--the true heroes of our land who make up the most uncommon nation of doers in history," Reagan said. "America isn't finished," he said.
January 23, 1987 |
House Republican leader Robert H. Michel warned Thursday that unless President Reagan sends Congress a clear signal on his legislative plans in his State of the Union address Tuesday, the lawmakers themselves will take charge of the agenda for the 100th Congress. "Seeing the kind of things we're up against, this would have to be one of his more important State of the Union messages," the veteran Illinois legislator told a breakfast session with Times reporters.