As Viewership Drops, Obama Puts His Message on YouTube
EDITOR'S NOTE: GloZell Green SOT contains coarse language and slang that many viewers/listeners may find objectionable) Ratings reports show President Obama's State of the Union address this week drew the lowest number of viewers for this annual speech in 15 years. White House officials anticipated this, and the president has decided to take a non-traditional approach to getting his message out. On Thursday, he invited three colorful characters known as YouTube artists to the White House and answered questions on topics ranging from the cost of going to college to North Korea and his overtures to Cuba. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.