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History of the State of the Union Address

Aired February 9 & 10

Woodrow Wilson Addressing a Joint Session of Congress

Woodrow Wilson Addressing a Joint Session of Congress

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 9, 2013

Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explains the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of congress.  Following the interview, portions of several State of the Union Addresses will be shown.

Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 9:07am (ET)

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