WASHINGTON, October 2, 2012 — The debates will broadcast live on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and on cable news channels C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. The debates will also be Live Stream at www.2012presidentialelectionsnews.com.
Some cable shows will begin broadcasting a 8 p.m. with a pre-debate warm up, such as “The Rachel Maddow Show” at MSNBC, but all of the stations will be broadcasting the debates live, starting at 9 p.m. EDT.
More than 50 million Americans are expected to tune in on Wednesday, October 3, and more than 200 million around the globe will be watching. So it is no exaggeration to say all eyes will be on Denver tomorrow night.
Be sure to tune in for what could be an historic debate, maybe one even for the history books. And circle your calendar for the rest of the upcoming debates, all in October.
October 3, Wednesday— 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
University of Denver, Colo. – Topic, Domestic Policy –
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Director of PBS News Hour
Format: 90 minutes divided into six 15-minutes segments. First three segments will focus on the economy and the last three on health care, the role of government and governing.
October 16, Tuesday — 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
Hofstra University, Long Island, New York — Topic: foreign and domestic policy — Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Analyst and the first woman moderator in 20 years
Format: 90 minutes of town hall questions, but only from undecided voters and with questions limited to domestic issues and foreign policy.
October 22, Monday — 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida — Topic: foreign policy
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent and moderator of CBS’s “Face the Nation”
Format: 90 minutes divided into six 15-minutes segments, focusing on foreign policy.
October 11, Thursday — 9-10:30 p.m. EDT
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky — Topic: foreign and domestic policy — Moderator: Martha Raddatz, ABC Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Format: 90 minutes covering foreign policy and domestic issues. The moderator will ask an opening question in each segment and each candidate will have two minutes to answer. The moderator will then use the rest of the time in that segment for further discussion of that opening question before moving on.
The Commission on Presidential Debates administers tickets for the 2012 debates. For more information go to: http://www.debates.org/
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