The ‘Not So’ Stately History Of The State Of The Union (Video)

With its pageantry, sense of occasion and august setting, the State of the Union is one of the most revered traditions in the U.S. Congress. Neil Hickey at the Wall Street Journal looks back at the history of the State of the Union speeches with Donald Ritchie, U.S. Senate historian. Keep going to the end and you’ll (hopefully) be a surprised as I was to learn where the ‘State of the Union’ speech gets its name from.