Hefty Audience for State of the Union

That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

President Obama’s State of the Union address drew 48 million viewers on Wednesday, according to the Nielsen Co., one of the most watched of the past decade. President Bush drew larger audiences for his addresses in 2002 and 2003, after 9/11 and before the Iraq War, respectively. But Obama’s speech drew more viewers than President Clinton’s first SOTU in 1993.

A group of celebrities, mindful of Obama’s call for clean energy legislation this year, are launching a new campaign sponsored by the National Resources Defense Council’s Action Fund. Called “This is Our Moment,” the campaign features Jason Bateman, Chace Crawford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Felicity Huffman, Justin Long, Edward Norton, Emmy Rossum and Forest Whitaker. The video, below, calls on the Senate to follow the House in passing the legislation.

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