Watch our live video stream below and follow us on Twitter as President Obama delivers his first major address to Congress and the nation on Tuesday at 9 pm/ET. All four major networks will air the president's speech as he tries to sell his brand-new stimulus package and increase confidence in the shaky economy.
The address will test Obama's ability to convince wary Americans that the $787-billion stimulus package he has already signed will be worth their tax dollars. Adding to the drama will be a Republican rebuttal from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is already being touted as a possible 2012 presidential candidate. Jindal is one of the most outspoken critics of the spending plan, and his criticisms of it led Sunday's broadcast of Meet the Press — where he also said his only political ambition is to run for re-election in 2011.
The fortunate few who don't need to worry about the economy can watch, appropriately enough, the CW's Privileged. The network is the only one that won't play Obama's speech.
CBS and ABC plan to return to their regularly scheduled programming at 10:30 pm/ET. NBC, more faithful in the president's economy with words, plans to air Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 10 pm/ET.
Fox's American Idol will air Wednesday and Thursday this week instead of Tuesday and Wednesday. NBC will air the second half of its two-hour Biggest Loser: Couples on Wednesday.