State of the Union 2018: The date, time, TV channels and more for Donald Trump's speech

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President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

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President Trump will give his first State of the Union address Tuesday, when he is expected to tout the benefits of his tax plan and focus on pushing a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure plan.

“The president is going to talk about how America’s back,” White House legislative director Marc Short said. “The president is also going to make an appeal to Democrats … to say we need to rebuild our country. And to make an appeal that to do infrastructure, we need to do it in a bipartisan way.”

Trump’s speech comes as his administration finds itself mired in an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Reports indicate special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to question Trump about his decisions to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI director James Comey. Trump has called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and has repeatedly insisted there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia.

Of note from a television perspective is the presence of Megyn Kelly, who will provide analysis of Trump’s speech during NBC’s live coverage. Part of Kelly’s deal, which includes Megyn Kelly Today, is to be part of NBC’s coverage on significant political nights. Kelly has a combative history with President Trump, who claimed the then-Fox News host had “blood coming out of her wherever” during a 2015 Republican debate when she asked about misogynistic and sexist comments Trump had made in the past.

The State of the Union will air on all major broadcast networks and cable news channels, and will also be streamed live online. Here’s what you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s speech:

What time does the State of the Union start?

President Trump is expected to begin his State of the Union address live from the Capitol shortly after 9 p.m. The speech is expected to last about an hour, which was the duration of his first speech to Congress last year.

Who is offering a rebuttal?

Following Trump’s speech, Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will deliver the Democratic response. Kennedy is the grandson of Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“From health care to economic justice to civil rights, the Democratic agenda stands in powerful contrast to President Trump’s broken promises to American families,” Kennedy wrote on Twitter last week. “Deeply honored to be chosen to deliver the response to the State of the Union next week. Stay tuned for updates!”

How are the networks covering the State of the Union?

ABC

Start time: 9 p.m.

Anchor: Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Analysis: World News Tonight anchor David Muir, chief global affairs correspondent and This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz, Nightline anchor Byron Pitts, special correspondent Matthew Dowd

Streaming: Live coverage on ABCNews.com at 8:15 p.m., anchored by contributing correspondent Devin Dwyer

Local affiliate: 6ABC

CBS

Start time: 9 p.m.

Anchor: This Morning co-hosts Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Gayle King and CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor.

Analysis: CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto will provide immediate reaction to the speech from Americans across the country

Streaming: Live coverage on CBSN will begin at 5 p.m., and will be anchored by CBS This Morning: Saturday co-host Alex Wagner.

Local affiliate: CBS3

Fox

Start time: 9 p.m.

Anchor: Fox News chief news anchor Shepard Smith

Analysis: RealClearPolitics’ A.B. Stoddard

Streaming: Live coverage on FoxNews.com at 9 p.m.

Local affiliate: Fox 29

NBC

Start Time: 9 p.m.

Anchor: NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt

Analysis: Megyn Kelly Today host Megyn Kelly, chief legal analyst Savannah Guthrie, Meet the Press moderator and political director Chuck Todd, special correspondent Tom Brokaw, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell

Streaming: At 8 p.m., national political correspondent Steve Kornacki and correspondent Katy Tur will host digital coverage live on YouTube.

Local affiliate: NBC10

PBS

Start time: 9 p.m.

Anchor: PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff.

Analysis: New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, the Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp and senior advisor and national spokesperson for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre

Local affiliate: WHYY-TV

How are the cable networks covering the State of the Union?

C-SPAN

Start time: 8 p.m.

Anchors: Greta Brawner and Peter Slen

Analysis: Former House Sergeant at Arms Bill Livingood will discuss the theatrics and behind-the-scenes leading up to the president’s arrival. Following the speech, Brawner and Slen will take viewers’ phone calls and read opinions from Twitter and Facebook.

Streaming: Live coverage will be streamed on C-SPAN.org.

CNN

Start time: 7 p.m.

Anchors: The Situation Room’s Wolf Blitzer, The Lead’s Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper’s 360’s Anderson Cooper.

Analysis: John King, Gloria Borger, Nia-Malika Henderson, Van Jones, David Axelrod, David Urban, Rick Santorum and Jennifer Granholm

Streaming: Live coverage will be streamed on CNN.com and across mobile devices through the CNN app.

Fox Business

Start time: 8 p.m.

Anchor: Cavuto Coast to Coast’s Neil Cavuto

Analysis: Lou Dobbs Tonight’s Lou Dobbs, Mornings with Maria’s Maria Bartiromo and The Intelligence Report’s Trish Regan,

Streaming: Live coverage on FoxBusiness.com at 8 p.m.

Fox News

Start time: 9 p.m.

Hosts: Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum

Analysis: Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, senior political analyst Brit Hume, The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino, The Five’s Juan Williams, Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt and contributor Marie Harf

Streaming: Live coverage on FoxNews.com at 9 p.m.

MSNBC

Start time: 8 p.m.

Hosts: Rachel Maddow Show’s Rachel Maddow and The 11th Hour’s Brian Williams

Analysis: Hardball’s Chris Matthews, All In’s Chris Hayes, The Last Word’s Lawrence O’Donnell, AM Joy’s Joy Reid, Deadline: White House’s Nicolle Wallace, Steve Schmidt and Eugene Robinson.

Streaming: Live coverage will be streamed on MSNBC.com.