NBC's 'Today' show to broadcast from White House ahead of SOTU

NBC’s “Today” show will do a two-hour live broadcast from the White House next Tuesday, the morning of President Obama’s final State of the Union address.

The program, which the network is billing as “unprecedented,” will feature interviews with Obama and Vice President Biden and give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the executive mansion.

White House officials have cast the president’s last address State of the Union as a “nontraditional” speech.

With just 12 months left in office, Obama plans to speak about broader challenges facing the country rather than give Congress a laundry list of policy proposals to consider. 

Last year, the White House also took an unusual approach to promoting the president’s annual speech to the nation. Obama traveled the country to roll out a series of initiatives before the address and the text of the speech was published online ahead of time.