Media availability: LIVE State of the Union viewing event at USC with students, expert panel

January 28, 2014

WHAT: Live viewing party tonight at USC for President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, followed by a panel discussion with experts. Media availability will include USC students, including members of student political groups.

WHERE: USC Annenberg East Lobby

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WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 6-8 p.m.

Live viewing begins at 6 p.m.

Panel discussion begins at 7 p.m.


Dan Schnur, Director (On Leave), USC Unruh Institute of Politics

Bill Simon, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, William E. Simon & Sons, LLC

Sarah Herald, President, USC College Democrats

Jack Merritt, Speakers’ Director, USC College Republicans

Moderated by:

Kerstyn Olson, Interim Director, USC Unruh Institute of Politics

Teddy Davis, Former Director of Strategic Communications for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

FOR MEDIA: For media parking or to RSVP before the event, contact Suzanne Wu at For on-site assistance during the event, contact Jodi Epstein at (914) 462-8707 (mobile) or

MORE: The live viewing event is co-hosted by the USC Unruh Institute of Politics and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.