To highlight this year's State of the Union Address, the White
House is featuring a State of the Union web site which will provide
extensive information about the address. In addition, the White House is
working with television networks to provide an interactive broadcast of
the State of the Union address whereby viewers of the speech will find
internet links to information about proposals mentioned by the President
during the speech. These links will be highlighted on the closed
caption feature of several network broadcasts.
Visitors to the State of the Union web site will find several
informative and useful links, such as:
Clinton-Gore Administration Accomplishments: Links to specific
ideas and accomplishments raised in the speech.
State of the Union Background Materials: This section will link to
policy announcements made prior to, and during the speech.
History of the State of the Union: This section provides a State
of the Union history, milestones, and frequently asked questions.
Send Your Ideas to the President: This is an area where visitors
are invited share ideas and suggestions for moving the nation
Children's Page: This section includes a history of the State of
the Union just for kids, a State of the Union quiz that the
children take online, a form to email the President, and a photo
gallery from last year's State of the Union Address.
Audio/Video Coverage: The night of the speech, the White House web
site will offer a link to watch live video and audio feeds of the
President's Address. Following the speech, the web site will have
full video and audio files, as well as video excerpt files.
Guests in the First Lady's Box: At 9pm on Thursday, the web site
will feature a page that highlights the guests in the First Lady's
The Text of the Address: The text of the Address will be posted
upon the conclusion of the speech with hyperlinks to initiatives
and proposals discussed in the speech.
Beginning January 25, 1999, the White House State of the Union web site
can be accessed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/SOTU00/, or by following
a link from www.whitehouse.gov