PBS NewsHour and Twitter are teaming up on another livestream for President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.
Trump’s address is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. 28, and it will be aired by PBS stations nationwide.
PBS NewsHour will take to Twitter one hour earlier, kicking off its special early coverage at 8 p.m. Hari Sreenivasan will anchor.
The livestream will be available to logged-in and logged-out Twitter users via jointsession.twitter.com, @NewsHour and pbs.org/newshour, and it will be rebroadcast at 11 p.m.
PBS NewsHour and Twitter said “comprehensive sponsorship packages” will be available via Twitter.
.@NewsHour and @Twitter partner to live stream President Trump’s address to #JointSession of Congress on Feb. 28 https://t.co/MElH5TMCq5 pic.twitter.com/fwUjF4dlyz
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) February 23, 2017
For the actual address, managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor, with correspondent Lisa Desjardins reporting from the U.S. Capitol and fellow correspondent John Yang chiming in from the White House.
Woodruff will be joined in the studio by New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp and MoveOn senior advisor and national spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre.
Twitter chief operating officer Anthony Noto said in a release announcing the livestream:
Our partnership with PBS around the inauguration was a record-setting success, which is why we’re thrilled to continue bringing NewsHour’s thoughtful coverage and analysis onto Twitter during the president’s upcoming address to Congress. Every day, what’s happening in the world of politics breaks in real-time on Twitter, and our relationship with NewsHour will continue to provide audiences with new, unique ways to experience live news.
PBS NewsHour executive producer and WETA senior vice president Sara Just added:
We are excited to again partner with Twitter for special coverage of President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. Our exclusive partnership with Twitter for Inauguration Day 2017 vastly increased our audience reach, breaking records for both NewsHour and Twitter. Again, for this address, with Twitter, we will deliver livestreaming coverage to any device that includes the in-depth, thoughtful reporting and analysis that PBS NewsHour is known for, with the kind of engaging conversation that Twitter provides.
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