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Monday
Jan252010

President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address on Wednesday, January 27th at 9:00PM ET. 
ABC News Radio will provide the following extensive coverage:


At 8:06PM ET, ABC News Radio will provide a special One Hour program titled, “Preview to the State of the Union.” This one hour program will focus on the Obama Administration’s first year in office and the challenges that lie ahead.

ABC News Radio's Aaron Katersky will anchor our One Hour Special along with ABC's Ann Compton at the White House , ABC News Radio's Vic Ratner on Capitol Hill and ABC News Radio Political Analyst Steve Roberts.

Preview to the State of the Union” will be fed LIVE on ABC 51 from 8:06PM Et until 8:58:50PM ET.


0:06:00 SHOW BEGINS
0:06:00-:16:00 SEGMENT 1
0:16:00-:20:05 (approx) BREAK-LOCAL (4:05)
0:20:05-:29:55 SEGMENT 2 
0:29:55-:34:00 (HARD) BREAK-LOCAL (4:05) 
0:34:00-:41:00 SEGMENT 3 
0:41:00-:45:05 (approx) BREAK-LOCAL (4:05)
0:45:05-:51:00 SEGMENT 4 
0:51:00-:54:05 (approx) BREAK-LOCAL (3:05) 
0:54:05-:58:50 SEGMENT 5 
0:58:50 show concludes


ABC News Radio will provide LIVE ANCHORED COVERAGE of the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS beginning at 9:00PM ET (HARD START TIME).

AT 9:06PM ET, ABC News Radio will offer an OPTIONAL JOIN to our coverage.

ABC's Aaron Katersky will anchor our coverage along with ABC'sAnn Compton at the White House , ABC's Vic Ratner on Capitol Hill and ABC News Radio Political Analyst Steve Roberts.

Following the conclusion of President Obama’s address, we will provide a :30 second wrap up and an optional cutaway.

The cutaway will be:

"I’M AARON KATERSKY AND YOU ARE LISTENING TO LIVE COVERAGE OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS FROM ABC NEWS."

We will remain on the air for the Republican response by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, which will be delivered approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the President’s speech.

We will provide analysis between both speeches.

We believe President Obama's speech will run approximately one hour, followed by a 10-minute break and then the Republican Response, which should run under 10 minutes. We will stay on the air straight through and expect to be on for around 90 minutes.

Live Anchored Coverage will be fed on ABC 51.


Live Unanchored Audio will be fed on ABC 53.


Wednesday, January 27th
We will also provide status reports TWICE hour from 8:00:30PM ET - 11:30:30PM ET.

Status Reports will air at the top (00:30) of the hour and at the bottom (:30:30) of the hour and will run One Minute. (:60).

Thursday, January 28th
We will provide ONE Status Report per hour at the bottom (:30:30) of the hour from 5:30:30AM ET through 11:30:30AM ET.

Status Reports will be fed on ABC 50.

Status reports will also be available at abcnewscall.com under the STATUS tab.


A :30 second promo for our State of the Union coverage is available at abcnewscall.com under the LONGFORM tab.

The promo includes :25 seconds of content followed by a :05 second music bed.

A reminder that ABC News Radio continues to provide a daily (Monday through Friday) one-minute feature "Focus on the White House." This feature is posted every Monday through Friday at 5:00AM ET on abcnewscall.com.

Please contact the newsroom at (212) 456-5100 or e-mail newsradio@abc.com 
for any additional information regarding our coverage


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