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TUESDAY JANUARY 28 State of the Union (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, 9 p.m.) Listen up, America. Your president is speaking. All U.S. television (except PBS) grudgingly give up ad revenue tonight at the behest of the American president. All the usual pomp and circumstance apply and what should viewer expect to hear from a second-term president with a 42 per cent approval rating? Everything’s terrific, folks. The website’s fixed!
TUESDAY JANUARY 28 State of the Union (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, 9 p.m.) Listen up, America. Your president is speaking. All U.S. television (except PBS) grudgingly give up ad revenue tonight at the behest of the American president. All the usual pomp and circumstance apply and what should viewer expect to hear from a second-term president with a 42 per cent approval rating? Everything’s terrific, folks. The website’s fixed!
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Is Obama tired of fighting, or just plain tired? President’s mood the take-away from State of the Union address

A year ago, Barack Obama, newly re-elected and with boundless optimism, stood before a joint session of the United States Congress and opened his State of the Union Address with a remark from one of his most luminous predecessors, the man who was president when he was born. “It is my task,” John F. Kennedy said when Mr. Obama was six months old, “to report the State of the Union – to improve it is the task of us all.”