At 1.45pm EST, President Obama will appear live on YouTube’s CitizenTube channel and is scheduled to answer approximately 100 of the nearly 12,000 questions that more than 55,000 people submitted online after his State of the Union address last week.
People have voted for the best questions and YouTube will present as many of them as possible to the President this afternoon.
YouTube are keen to point out that “neither the President nor his staff will know which questions will asked ahead of time. But what’s clear from looking at the submissions is that they represent a broad cross-section of topics and concerns.”
There is no direct financial gain for YouTube, since the Webcast will not carry any advertising but it will be another showcase of YouTube’s case for live, streaming video.
You can get involved by watching live on youtube.com/citizentube at 1.45pm EST.