CBS News will broadcast President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress tonight, followed by the Republican response. Katie Couric will anchor the broadcast. That airs tonight at 8:00pm on Live 5 WCSC.
The address will focus on Obama’s plan to reform health care. It could be a critical pitch to the nation as Republicans and even some Democrats are having a hard time backing Obama’s plan.
CBS News reports that while polls show most Americans want to see the system changed, Republicans have inflamed the debate, and some moderate Democrats in so-called swing states – fearing punishment at the polls next year – have refused to back Obama on what has become a controversial government-run public health care option.
Tonight’s address to Congress comes on the heels of yesterday’s address to school children. Read more on the local reaction to that address here at live5news.com.