#President Barack #Obama's presidency comes to an end this month and on Tuesday night he will return to Chicago to deliver a farewell speech. Eight years after giving his first victory speech in the same city, the POTUS will say goodbye in a historic speech that will be broadcast on most major TV networks and, for those who are not near a television, the event will be live streamed from the McCormick Place convention center on Lake Michigan.
What time does President Obama's speech start and how can you watch it online? Get all the information you need below, including a list of TV networks and media outlets that will broadcast the farewell speech live on January 10.
And for people across the country who are wondering what President Obama will say during his speech, count on him giving thanks for the eight years he has been in office. On the White House website, the president wrote that when he was drafting his speech, he want to make sure he had a "chance to say thank you for this amazing journey" and plans to celebrate the ways people have come together to change our country for the better.
Obama says goodbye
Just about every major news network will be broadcasting Tuesday night's farewell speech live from Chicago starting at 8 p.m. ET including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, and MSNBC. Many shows that normally air in the 8 p.m. time slot will be pre-empted by Obama's speech.
For viewers who want to watch President Obama say goodbye online, there are several options for viewing the live event on your computer or mobile device. In addition to free live stream apps offered by CNN, ABC, and other TV and cable news networks, you can watch the event on the official White House website or on the White House Facebook page.
Get social with President Obama
With just two weeks to go before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. President, why not take a moment to share your thoughts about President Obama's time in office by tweeting out a "goodbye" to the man who has served as our nation's leader for the past eight years. Follow President Barack Obama on Twitter @barackobama (his tweets are signed "bo") and, while he's still our president, you can send tweets to @POTUS.
It’s been the privilege of my life to serve as your President. I look forward to standing with you as a citizen. Happy New Year everybody.— President Obama (@POTUS) January 1, 2017