Three popular YouTubers are set to question the US President Barack Obama live on YouTube this Friday.
President Barack Obama will make his last State of Union address this evening and it will be broadcast live on YouTube. After the speech, as has become tradition, the president will then take questions from the public on issues they care about through Google and YouTube.
What’s different this year however is, not only that it will be the last State of Union address for President Obama but that 2 days later on Friday three popular YouTubers will travel to Washington, D.C. to present a live interview with the president. Joining President Obama in the East Room of the White House will be internet personalities Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen, and Adande Thorne.
The interview can be watched by anyone live on The White House YouTube Channel and questions can be suggested by the public using the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama. The interview will begin streaming at 2:15 p.m. EST on Friday the 15th of January and you can catch the president’s last State of the Union address later today at 9 p.m. EST on the same channel.
Google Politics editor, Ramya Raghavan, writes on the Google blog announcement post: “Throughout his time in office, President Obama has used technology to open up the doors (all 412 of them) to the White House—from posting behind-the-scenes photos of life in the West Wing to uploading a weekly address on the most pressing topics facing the nation. We’re excited to have played a role in this process with our seven YouTube Interviews, tackling issues big and small, poignant and personal. We look forward to helping future presidents connect with Americans in compelling ways.”