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The Live Blog: January 18, 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. CNN, TIME, NPR, and other publishers used Facebook Live to stream President Obama’s farewell address.


2. National Geographic used Facebook Live to take their viewers on a live safari in the South African wilderness.


3. The Chicago Cubs went live from The White House as the team was honored for capturing its first World Series title in 108 years.


4. As part of their “Let’s Talk” series, The New York Times’ Fernanda Santos brought a Trump and Clinton supporter together in Scottsdale, AZ for a conversation about their views one week before the inauguration.


5. Jon Bon Jovi announced an opening act contest for bands to win an arena date on Bon Jovi’s upcoming 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour.


6. USA Network’s Colony celebrated its season premiere with a Facebook Live party with the show’s cast and creator.


7. The NBA employed Facebook Live in London as Commissioner Adam Silver sat with John Amaechi to chat about the league’s global footprint and answer questions from fans.


8. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins went live from Facebook Los Angeles to answer fan questions and promote her benefit concert supporting sickle cell disease.


9. Jessica Biel went live for the first time to talk about her new film, The Book of Love, and answer fan questions.


10. Vin Diesel used Facebook Live to talk to fans from the green room before his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.