captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: welcome to this pbs newshour special coverage of the president's state of the union address. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. this is president obama's fifth official state of the union speech, a traditional annual assessment designed to promote white house priorities to a joint session of congress, and the american people. >> woodruff: after the president's speech, representative cathy mcmorris rogers will deliver the republican response. then, we'll be getting reactions from people who are dealing with many of the problems and solutions that are certain to be mentioned tonight, the mayors of some mid-sized american cities. plus, analysts angela glover blackwell of policy-link and michael tanner of the cato institute. >> ifill: here with us now, as they will be throughout the evening, our own shields and brooks. syndicated columnist mark shields and new york times columnist david brooks. 7 so, gentlemen, put on your prognostication hats. what do you expect tonight? >> it won't be f.
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