President Obama To Answer Questions Via YouTube And Twitter

By: Mike Sachoff - January 23, 2011

YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to President Obama for an exclusive interview that will take place two days after the 2011 State of the Union Address.

The YouTube Blog offers details. “Go to to submit your question now, or watch the speech on Tuesday night with your webcam or video camera nearby so that you can record and submit your question as soon as it strikes you.”

“This year, you’ll also be able to ask your question via Twitter: just include the hashtag #askobama in your tweet. And be sure to have your say in what should be asked by voting on questions submitted by others, too.”

President Obama’s answers to a selection of the top-voted questions will be streamed live from the White House on at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday January 27.

Users have until Tuesday, January 25 at midnight ET to submit their question. YouTube said video questions are preferred but it will accept text. Video questions should be about 20 seconds and asked directly to the president.

The interview is the first in a series of world leaders in 2011 as part of YouTube World View.  YouTube said within the month it will hold a similar interview with a prominent Republican leader.


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  • Malissa Bryant

    Wednwsday is not January 25th it is Tuesday January 25, 2011 for the last day to post.
    Thank you

  • amber scott

    My question for President Obama would be about the rising bed bug epidemic and why cant he declare some sort of national emergency so we can get funds to combat these pests. New clinical studies are showing that they are becoming resistant to the pesticides we are using, the only method that works is the thermal treatment but its too expensive! People have been run out of their homes because of them, forced to throw away entire homefuls of furniture, bedding, clothes, childrens toys and more because of the infestation! they are impossible get rid of via conventional methods, only prefessionals seem to be able to wipe them out completely…low income and working class folks cant afford $1500 or more per treatment. I realize there are more pressing issues, but if you’ve ever experienced bed bugs, you would make it a priority!

  • Steven Zuckerborg

    Single motherhood is on a rise across the globe. In the past 20 years the figures have almost doubled. Though the trend started with celebrities and successful career women, nowadays career oriented women in their 40s, prefer to live alone and decide to be the single mom while pursuing their careers. For single mothers, like women who have never been married, divorced, or widowed has one characteristic in common and that is the desire to be a mother, and a belief that they can alone do a good job of raising a child. A good support structure and financial aid for single mothers is crucial to the success of single parenting. Come on President Obama, what aid & financial programs are you making for struggling single mothers who can barely make ends meet?