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The Live Blog: January 10, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

 1. President Barack Obama joined Vox’s Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff live on Facebook for an exclusive interview about the future of the Affordable Care Act.


2. Golden Globe nominee Felicity Huffman went live to answer fan questions while getting reading for the big night.


3. The New York Times hosted a live Q&A with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel to talk about their new film, Lion about a young boy trying to find his family in Australia. The real-life characters who Kidman and Patel portray joined the interview.


4. From the pregame to the postgame of Monday Night’s CFP National Championship, Facebook Live gave fans unique angles and access to a memorable evening of college football.

a. Clemson Football went live in the early morning hours after securing its first national title in 35 years, as the Tigers triumphantly returned to a jubilant gathering of fans at their team hotel.


b. Prior to kickoff, the 1st SOW Commander went live from the U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey, giving fans a bird’s-eye view of the National Anthem flyover.


5. WPLG Local 10 and many other local and national news organizations went live with updates after a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.


6. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went live for the first time to announce that he’s joined Instagram, where you can follow him @tombrady.


7. Engadget went live from The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with Nike to debut their new HyperAdapt shoe and discuss the future of footwear on stage.


8. NFL on FOX went live during the first quarter of Sunday’s PackersGiants playoff tilt, as its studio crew provided second-screen analysis and answered questions from fans.


9. The Orlando City Soccer Club went live to unveil 49 rainbow-colored seats to honor the 49 victims from last June’s Pulse nightclub shooting.


10. Netflix‘s Stranger Things brought fans into an exclusive SAG event by using Facebook Live to stream a Q&A with show creators the Duffer Brothers, executive producer Shawn Levy, and the cast.