You can watch President Obama speak live to the nation in the video player above. Of all the presidents in U.S. history, President Obama is the one who embraced social networks and digital technology the most. He frequently uses live streaming media to broadcast his speeches, addresses and messages to not only the United States, but the world. Part of what has made President Obama and the White House one of the most social media friendly, is due to technological advances that have occurred during his administration. Though not every attempt has been a great success, (Healthcare.gov) President Obama has made his presence and the government’s known through websites, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Those who would like to watch President Obama speak live to the nation such as with his final State of the Union address, interviews, West Wing Week, The Weekly Address or even daily White House press briefings can do so easily and online through YouTube. If you want to watch President Obama speak live you don’t need to be in the White House, on the Rose Garden or in front of your television. You can watch President Obama speak live wherever you have your tablet, smartphone or YouTube app. Also featured in the videos are speeches and announcements by the Vice President Joe Biden as he regularly speaks live to the nation as well.
On Jan 15, 2016, at 2:15 p.m., YouTube interviewed President Obama following his final State of the Union address. The White House described the interview with President Obama as follows.
“This year after the speech, leading YouTube creators will ask President Obama the questions that are top of mind for them and their fans. The President will sit down with Destin Sandlin, an engineer from Alabama who explores the world through science on his education channel; Ingrid Nilsen, a 26-year-old from California who creates lifestyle content and inspired millions of fans when she came out on YouTube, and; Adande Thorne, better known as sWooZie, who’s a Florida native, professional gamer and video animator.”
You can watch President Obama speak live during the YouTube interview in the video above.It is interesting to note the beginning of the video that was recorded live, flashes back to a clip of then Senator Barack Obama. He nearly predicted how he would use social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reach large masses and widen his audience.
On January 12, 2016, President Obama delivered what would be his final State of the Union address. Some of the topics President Obama spoke about that he wants to continue pursuing during his last term include equal pay for equal work, immigration reform, gun violence and ensuring children are protected from it, paid leave and raising minimum wage. He also spoke about various proposals such as ensuring children can learn how to write computer code so they will become viable in a technologically advanced future and ensuring medical treatments are individualized and tailored for a persons’ treatment. President Obama states four questions that he wanted to answer. They are as follows.
“First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy?”
“Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us — especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change?”
“Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?”
“And finally, how can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us, and not what’s worst?”
To watch President Obama’s final State of the Union Address see the video below.
Not only can you watch the State of the Union address in its entirety above, but you can also read the full SOTU transcript at the White House.
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President Obama was elected on Jan. 20, 2009. He became the 44th president of the United States (POTUS) and four years later, on November 6, 2012, was re-elected to a second, consecutive term. President Obama will leave the office of Commander in Chief of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. Until that time, you can watch his speeches, addresses, and even community events as they broadcast live at the top of this page.
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