Watching the State of the Union activities tonight some while taking care of some other things, I failed to noticed that Trump's speech was rather long. But one thing that did catch my eye was the format of the Response to the State of the Union. I didn't remember having seen a format where it was presented to a crowd, and it struck me as long (though Wikipedia suggests they held a 45 minute response show in 1970).

The available information on the SOTU is fairly thorough; Wikipedia includes basic details and recent television ratings, and a UCSB website lists the length (and words) of all such addresses.

Wikipedia has a separate article listing who gave each Response to the SOTU, but I was wondering if anywhere lists more details, such as durations and locations.

  • -1? Not considered on topic?? – JeopardyTempest Jan 31 '18 at 5:27
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    If it wouldn't be on topic, people would close it. Downvoting merely means that the question doesn't show research effort, is unclear or is not deemed useful. Personally, I find the question uninteresting. – Trilarion Jan 31 '18 at 12:41
  • I'm voting to close this question as pointless because the relevant details are all in one of the question's links. – Denis de Bernardy Jan 31 '18 at 13:37
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    I think this is reasonable information to have on the site, perhaps restructuring it into a self answer would be better though, since you have all the relevant data already. – user9389 Jan 31 '18 at 16:33
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    I downvoted this question because it wasn't about policy, politics, or politicians. Instead, it is just looking for an empty data point. There is no intrinsic value to know the lengths of state of the union speeches. Further, given the amount of intentional applause lines installed, there isn't an honest merit to this question as it stands. – Drunk Cynic Jan 31 '18 at 16:37

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