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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

YouTube Offers "Ask President Obama"

Tomorrow night President Obama will be giving his State of the Union address. YouTube will be broadcasting the address live through its Citizentube channel. For the first time citizens viewing the State of the Union address will be able to ask questions of the President during the speech. Then next week the most popular questions, as determined by voting, will be addressed by the President in a separate YouTube interview from the White House. You can read more about this unique opportunity on the YouTube blog.

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I'm not sure if all of the questions generated by YouTube viewers will be visible or not, but if they are this could be a good opportunity to discuss with students the public reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.