(CNN) – It isn’t President Obama’s first stint in the prime-time spotlight — his White House press conference to push for the stimulus came during the evening hours - but the nation’s chief executive will have the national stage to himself tonight.
The State of the Union address wasn’t always a prime-time event. Which president moved the speech from midday to the evening?
Answer after the jump
President Lyndon Johnson moved the State of the Union from its traditional mid-day timeslot to the evening to attract a larger television audience. Johnson delivered the first prime-time State of the Union on January 4, 1965.