Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaign seasons our country has ever seen, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are preparing for a climactic series of debates leading up to election day, November 3rd. Here’s what you need to know.
The Commission of Presidential Debates, a bi-partisan non-profit corporation committed to preserving the integrity of the debates since 1987, released the schedule for the 2020 Debates earlier this month, along with the list of moderators selected to oversee each one, reported CBS News. Each debate is set to go live 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET.
The first presidential debate, scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th, will be moderated by Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. According to a report from Politico, this first debate will be divided into six 15-minute discussion areas, including Trump’s and Biden’s records, the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, race and violence in cities, election integrity, and the economy. The topics were selected by Chis Wallace.
Up next, the one and only vice presidential debate will take place the following week on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. This debate will be moderated by USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief, Susan Page.
The second presidential debate will be on Thursday, October 15th at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida with Steve Scully, C-SPAN’s political editor, moderating.
The last debate will occur the following Thursday, October 22nd, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and will be moderated by NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker.
You will be able to tune in to the debates on a number of major broadcast networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and MSNBC. There will also be a free live stream available on ABCNews.com or here on YouTube, according to CNET.