Talk:State of the Union

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:45, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

State of the Union addressState of the Union – Per WP:COMMONNAME and WP:CONCISE, this speech is typically referred to as simply the "State of the Union," as seen in the lede of the article now. "State of the Union address" works in prose, but not as good a fit for our naming WP:CRITERIA. BDD (talk) 20:11, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Network coverage[edit]

I changed the lede from "most networks" carrying the SOTU to "many networks." About 7-10 will carry it, and there are scores of networks, so saying "most" would be inaccurate. CsikosLo (talk) 14:46, 22 January 2018 (UTC)


The section on protocol is referenced by footnotes 20 and 21, which are respectively a transcript of a SOTU and a volume of Congressional Records. Neither is a source for protocol, but simply describes what happened. In particular, does protocol require "Mister" Speaker, when there has been a female speaker? And does protocol require the phrase "First Lady" when the possibility exists of a male spouse of a President? If not, then this is presented wrongly - if so, then a source would be great. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 23:35, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

This years state of the union was also carried on the One America News channel[edit]

I watched the state of the union on One America News — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:47, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

How Accurate Are the 2018 TV Ratings?[edit]

I am wondering how accurate the TV ratings for the 2018 speech were. This was Donald Trump's first State of the Union, but we are supposed to believe that his ratings failed to smash any records. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 14:06, 3 February 2018 (UTC)