State Department begins live-streaming its press briefings

The State Department on Thursday began live-streaming its daily press briefings on the Internet, giving people around the world a chance to see where the U.S. government stands on global issues in real time.

"We are finally in the 21st century here," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced Thursday. "Starting today, the State Department will stream the daily press briefing live on, which maybe will encourage some of you to watch it in your offices and I’ll have less people in the room – no."

The press briefings are usually held around noon. Interested viewers can find out the time for the weekday briefings by subscribing to the daily schedule here. Transcripts and a video recording of the briefing, which is available several hours after the briefing ends, here