How To Watch Joe Biden’s Address To The Joint Session Of Congress Online & On TV

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After an extraordinarily busy first 100 days, Joe Biden is not expected to let up in his his first address as president to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday.

He’s expected to present his American Families Plan, a $1 trillion proposal that aims to provide free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-old children, bolster health care, education and other core aspects of the average American household. Along with his American Jobs Plan, it represents a $4 trillion infrastructure proposal from Biden.

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The president plans to pay with it through a corporate tax hike and via increased taxes on the wealthiest 1% of Americans, including a near doubling of the capital gains rate on incomes above $1 million.

Below is a rundown of how to watch Biden’s United States Capitol address on TV and online.

Deadline will have the livestream right here — see below — starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Fox News Channel will carry President Biden’s speech and the Republican response delivered by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. The network’s chief political anchor Bret Baier will join anchor Martha MacCallum to helm the special coverage. Network coverage will also include contributions from Chris Wallace, Brit Hume and contributors Harold Ford Jr. and Ben Domenech from Washington, while Dana Perino will provide analysis from New York. Additionally, Peter Doocy and Jacqui Heinrich will offer live reports from the White House and Statuary Hall respectively.

On Fox Broadcasting, John Roberts will provide live coverage from DC, which will be offered to all Fox affiliates. Fox News Digital will stream Biden’s entire address, and the rebuttals, as well as a live blog on Additionally, Fox News Audio will provide special coverage of the address with Fox News Radio (FNR) national correspondent Jared Halpern leading coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. At 10 ET, FoxNation will air FoX Nation Presents: Joint Address Reaction, a live discussion hosted by Tomi Lahren.

PBS NewsHour will air and stream special coverage of Biden’s address and the Republican party response nationwide from 9–11 p.m. ET. The broadcast will be anchored by Judy Woodruff, with Yamiche Alcindor reporting from the White House and Lisa Desjardins reporting from the U.S. Capitol.

CNN‘s special coverage of the Presidential Address to Congress and Republican Response starts at 8 p.m. ET. It is anchored by Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Abby Phillip and Jake Tapper. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and John King will also report and provide analysis throughout the evening. David Chalian, David Axelrod, Gloria Borger, Van Jones and Evan Osnos will provide coverage from the analyst desk. Phil Mattingly will be live from the White House, with Manju Raju reporting on Capitol Hill and Ryan Nobles from the House Chamber. In addition, Daniel Dale will contribute real-time fact-checking.

CNN’s programing on the address will stream live on’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Chromecast and Roku). Coverage will also be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

NBC’s coverage will be led by Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie, joined by Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell. NBC News and MSNBC correspondents and reporters will contribute reporting and analysis across both networks, including Peter Alexander from the White House; Kristen Welker, Pete Williams and Mike Memoli from Washington, D.C.; and Kasie Hunt, Garrett Haake and Leigh Ann Caldwell from Capitol Hill. NBC News and MSNBC will have analysis from Claire McCaskill, Rich Lowry, Eddie Glaude and Michael Beschloss.

NBC News Now will stream Wednesday’s special report and Biden’s address live. NBC News Now is available to stream live and on demand on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, as well as on The Roku Channel, YouTube TV, Fubo, Xumo, Pluto, Tubi and NBC News’ OTT apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV. Viewers can also stream coverage live on NBC’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. will host a live blog for the presidential address, with coverage and analysis from Shannon Pettypiece, Jonathan Allen, Sahil Kapur, Adam Edelman, Allan Smith, Dartunorro Clark and Lauren Egan, as well as live fact checks from Jane C. Timm.

MSNBC will have Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid leading special coverage, which will continue live with Chris Hayes anchoring at 12 a.m. ET slot and Jonathan Capehart taking the baton at 1 a.m. ET. Prior to the address, Ayman Mohyeldin will preview it at 3 p.m. ET. On Thursday at 9 a.m. ET, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle will provide the latest context and analysis following the address live from Washington, D.C.

C-SPAN will begin programming related to the speech at 8 p.m. ET on C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio and Following the president’s remarks, C-SPAN will also have live coverage of Scott delivering the Republican response.

CBS News will deliver multi-platform coverage of the address to Congress and the Republican response across all its platforms. Norah O’Donnell will anchor a live special from Washington on the CBS Television Network at 9 p.m. ET. She will be joined by Nancy Cordes and Joel Payne. Jeff Pegues will contribute coverage throughout the evening. Nikole Killion will report from the Capitol and Ed O’Keefe from the White House. Coverage will also feature insight from the CBS News Polling Unit, which will take an in-depth look at Biden’s first 100 days, with Americans weighing in on his handling of the pandemic and the economy, plus infrastructure proposals, race relations and their outlook for the challenges ahead. Leading up to the primetime coverage, CBS This Morning and continuing on the CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell will preview the event.

CBS News Digital will deliver extensive coverage across CBSN, the 24/7 streaming news network, and CBS News social channels. CBSN will feature special live pre- and post-address coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET on the daily political show Red & Blue anchored by Elaine Quijano, and will stream the address and Republican response. CBSN’s surrounding coverage will include reporting and analysis from correspondents and contributors Caitlin Huey-Burns, Camilo Montoya-Galvez reporting from the border, with contributions from Joel Payne, Leslie Sanchez, and Antjuan Seawright and Lynda Tran. CBSN is available at and on the CBS News app for mobile and connected TV devices.

ABC News will present special coverage of the speech from 9-11 p.m. ET on ABC Television Network and on ABC News Live. David Muir will lead coverage from New York joined by Linsey Davis, Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega, Martha Raddatz and Byron Pitts. Pierre Thomas and Terry Moran will report from Washington D.C. with Mary Bruce and Rachel Scott at the U.S. Capitol. Contributors Chris Christie, Rahm Emanuel and Yvette Simpson will provide context and analysis.

ABC News Live will stream a special two-hour edition of ABC News Live Prime at 7 p.m. ET and a special one-hour edition at 11 p.m. ET. ABC News Digital will have full coverage of Biden’s address, including analysis. Digital and FiveThirtyEight will each provide a live blog with updates throughout the evening.

ABC News Radio will beginning its coverage with a one-hour special, The Biden Presidency: The First 100 Days, looking back at the start of the Biden administration. The program will air live on the radio network from 8-9 p.m. ET. It will be available to affiliates to replay on-demand throughout the weekend and will later on the ABC News Radio Specials podcast. ABC News Radio will also provide live anchored coverage of Biden’s speech.

Newsy: Chance Seales and Alex Livingston will lead coverage of the address and response with support from Newsy’s political reporting team. Newsy’s programming will be free across the leading streaming platforms including Roku, Amazon FireTV, Vizio, Samsung, Apple TV, Pluto TV and The Roku Channel, as well as on, with live coverage from 7-11 p.m. ET. Viewers can check local channel availability at

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