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Saturday, January 7, 2017

President Obama's Final Weekly Address, January 7, 2017

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza 

In this week’s address, President Barack Obama discusses his upcoming farewell address to the nation, which takes place at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, January 10, 2017.  You can view the live farewell address here

The White House statement reads:

In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people. And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.

Next week, the President will return to his hometown of Chicago to say a grateful farewell to the nation. This will mark the first time that a President has returned to his hometown to deliver such a speech.

The President has said that the running thread through his career has been the notion that when ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together, things change for the better. This belief is at the heart of the American experiment in self-government – and it gives purpose to new generations.

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