All broadcast networks took in live, as did the cable news channels. The video is below, as is some reaction from Twitter.
The View From Twitter
Mark Knoller: It’s a very moving moment. The silence of the dead is deafening.
Brian Stelter: RT @ChuckTodd: That’s going to be a speech that’s remembered and quoted from for quite some time.
Mark Knoller: Command Sergeant Major Donald Felt now sounding the Final Roll Call – including the silence when the name of a fallen soldier is called.
Chuck Todd: That’s going to be a speech that’s remembered and quoted from for quite some time; struck a balance of commander and consoler; not easy.
Marc Ambinder: RT @TheRickWilson: The signifiers in this speech (“no faith” “same extremists” “same war”) all telling, proper and better than expected.
Marc Ambinder: I realize I just had my Chris Matthews chill up the leg moment, but hey — the speech was just damn good.
Mark Knoller: Obama followed by Master Sergeant Natasha D. Harley, 1st Cavalry Division – singing “Amazing Grace.”
Marc Ambinder: #Ft. Hood — Obama’s speech — full text. http://tinyurl.com/yjkrdqa
Mark Knoller: Obama closes speech: “we say goodbye to those who now belong to eternity. We press ahead in pursuit of the peace that guided their svc.”
Mark Knoller: Obama says of today’s mililtary: “We need not look to the past for greatness, because it is before our very eyes.”
Chuck Todd: From the beginning, the Obama admin has linked Pakistan and Afghanistan together, hammering home point countries are connected.
Marc Ambinder: I agree. RT @chrisgolden: This is the best speech Pres. Obama has given, domestically, since his Inauguration
Rachel Sklar: Oh gosh this Fort Hood memorial is so sad. Obama’s rundown of the victim is heartbreaking. Huge huge waste, tragedy.
Chuck Todd: Telling line from POTUS: “In Afghanistan and Pakistan, the same extremists who killed nearly 3,000 Americans continue to endanger America”
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