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Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State to be hosted live by Texas Nexstar stations

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IRVING, Texas (NEXSTAR) — Texans will be able to watch Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address next week on-air and online thanks to the efforts of Nexstar, Inc., which is hosting the event.

Abbott’s hour-long speech will air or stream on 16 Nexstar television stations and websites at 7 p.m. CT on Feb. 1.

Abbott will speak to Texans about COVID-19 vaccine distribution, reopening businesses that closed because of the pandemic as well as public school funding. He’s also expected to list his most important “emergency issues” he wants state lawmakers to address during the legislative session.

The live telecast will also feature a response from the Texas Democratic Party, including its vision for Texas’ future. There will also be a roundtable with Texas journalists as well as a Republican and Democrat following the address.

Texans can watch on their local Nexstar station or its website:

“Nexstar and its television stations across the state are committed to serving the interests of the local communities in which we are located by delivering exclusive local news content that enables every Texan to make informed decisions about such critically important issues as taxes, education, and the state’s budget,” said Tim Busch, President of the Broadcasting Division of Nexstar Inc. “We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local station operations throughout Texas to bring this important live telecast to viewers across the state.”

Nexstar is also making the live feed from the telecast available to every broadcast company serving Texas as a public service.

PROGRAMMING NOTE FOR CW33: All American will follow the State of the State at 8pm. Batwoman that was slated to air Monday at 8pm will now air Saturday at 7pm.

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