• How to watch the State of the Union address on KIRO 7

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff , Associated Press

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    President Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and the American people Tuesday Night.

    White House officials say the speech will again focus on bipartisanship in the U.S. House and Senate, a message the President delivered in 2018 as well.

    "Together we can break decades of political stalemate, we can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock extraordinary promise of America's future,” officials said the President would tell the nation, as Mr. Trump will focus on ‘choosing greatness.’

    The speech was delayed by a week due to the 35-day partial government shutdown, and comes as the days are ticking by to a February 15 funding deadline, as House-Senate negotiations seem to be on hold while lawmakers wait to see whether the President declares a ‘national emergency’ to get money to build a border wall.

    Watch the State of the Union Address on Tuesday wherever you are by downloading the KIRO 7 News App. KIRO 7 will also stream the State of the Union Address on KIRO7.com and live on TV beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

    Here is everything you need to know about watching the State of the Union on KIRO 7:

    Tuesday T.V. Lineup on KIRO 7 

    KIRO 7 will have a special TV lineup on Tuesday night for the State of the Union Address:

    • 5:00 p.m. - KIRO 7 News at 5:00. Watch on-air or here.
    • 6:00 p.m. - State of the Union Address. Watch on-air or here.
    • 9:00 p.m. - A special edition of KIRO 7 News. Watch on-air or here
    • 11:00 p.m. - KIRO 7 News at 11 - Watch on-air or here.

     

    What to expect 

    The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks.

    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the president would use his address "to call for an end to the politics of resistance, retribution."

    "He's calling for cooperation," she said, adding that Trump will point to examples of where this has happened on his watch. Officials said the president is also expected to highlight infrastructure, trade and prescription drug pricing as areas in which the parties could work together.

    >> Read more: Five things to watch in President Trump's State of the Union Address 

    Watch the State of the Union Address on Tuesday wherever you are by downloading the KIRO 7 News App. KIRO 7 will also stream the State of the Union Address KIRO7.com and live on TV beginning at 6:00 p.m.

    President Trump's guests at the State of the Union 

    Starting with President Ronald Reagan, special guests have been invited to join the first lady while the president delivers the State of the Union speech.

    Here, from the White House, is a list of the people who are scheduled to attend President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday:

    1. Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong

    2. Matthew Charles

    3. Grace Eline

    4. Ashley Evans

    5. Elvin Hernandez

    6. Roy James

    7. Timothy Matson

    8. Judah Samet

    9. Joshua Trump

    10. Tom Wibberley

    11. Alice Johnson

    Click here to read specific information about each guest who is expected to attend. 

    Watch the State of the Union Address on Tuesday wherever you are by downloading the KIRO 7 News App. KIRO 7 will also stream the State of the Union Address on KIRO7.com and live on TV beginning at 6:00 p.m.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's guests at the State of the Union 

    Among House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's State of the Union guests are the Planned Parenthood president, active-duty transgender service members and chef Jose Andres. Andres heads a charity that began in 2010 to feed earthquake survivors in Haiti and that offered free food and coffee to furloughed workers during the partial government shutdown.

    Among other guests are Fred Guttenberg, the father of a Parkland, Florida, student killed by gun violence, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and several national labor union leaders.

    Pelosi's husband, Paul, and one of her five children, the filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, will also join.

    >> Read more: Who is Nancy Pelosi? California Democrat elected as House speaker 

    Watch the State of the Union Address on Tuesday wherever you are by downloading the KIRO 7 News App. KIRO 7 will also stream the State of the Union Address on KIRO7.com and live on TV beginning at 6:00 p.m.

    State of the Union response 

    Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, has been tapped to give her party’s response to President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address.

    Abrams served as Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017.

    "I hope she does a good job. I respect her," Trump said of Abrams, who will be the first black woman to deliver the rebuttal.

    >> Read more: Who is Stacey Abrams, chosen to deliver Democratic response to State of the Union? 

    Information from the Associated Press is included in this story. 

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