The Newshour with Jim Lehrer: President Obama's First Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 9:00pm
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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. This speech is in lieu of a State of Union address during this inaugural year. The NewsHour broadcast will include post-address analysis and live coverage of the Republican response to the speech. The Newshour with Jim Lehrer: President Obama's First Address to a Joint Session of Congress airs Tuesday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (DT21.1 and cable 1011).

The speech to Congress is expected to emphasize that Obama inherited difficult situations on many fronts and that he will preside over a new dawn in Washington.

Visit NewsHour's Special Coverage: Obama's Address to Congress page.

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Video Coverage Courtesy of: the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer