Across the vast majority of tonight’s major broadcast networks, there will be a slight change in programming starting at around 9:00 p.m. Eastern time: President Obama’s Farewell Address. This is the last chance for him to address the nation in this manner, and it is coming a relatively short period of time before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office.
(Are there about a million jokes that we want to make here given the recent news of the day? Sure, but we also recognize that this is not a political site and we don’t want to have our comment section burn to the ground.)
The point of this article is to give you a place to watch the address if you’re not near a TV, or if someone in your family is taking over in order to watch “Teen Wolf.” A live stream for the address can be found below! This speech will probably focus on some of his highlights and key policies while in office, and we imagine that it is going to be one that will draw a wide array of different reactions on Twitter.
At the same time, we also feel as though the timing for this could not really be any worse when you think for a minute here about some of the recent news around Trump. Do you ignore all of this and deliver the speech as planned? Do you avoid Trump altogether and just focus on yourself? We figure that this is going to be a relatively hard line for Obama to walk, but if anyone out there in the known world can do it, it’s probably him. You just have to remember for a minute here that this is a guy who has taken on far worse challenges as the leader of the free world than knowing whether or not to bring up current events in a speech.
For those of you looking for programming notes, NBC is delaying the previously-scheduled episode of “This Is Us” until about 10:00 p.m. Eastern. Meanwhile, “Chicago Fire” was pulled from the air for the week, and “Bones” will be delayed until around 9:25 p.m. EST.