Vice presidential debate, TV schedule: Biden vs. Ryan

Expectations are running high and the pressure is on Veep Joe Biden to do some serious damage control for President Obama. Photo: Congressman Ryan and Vice president Biden will head to head on October 11 AP

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2012 — Coming on the heels of the smack down of President Obama by Governor Mitt Romney last Wednesday, the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday, October 11 has raised unprecedented interest.

More than 67 million Americans tuned in to see the Obama-Romney face off last week and there are expectations for higher numbers this week. The pressure will be on Vice President Joe Biden to undo the damage of the presidential debate, deliver the Obama record, and demolish his challenger Wisconsin challenger Paul Ryan. A truly tall order.

You can be ringside since debates will be broadcasted 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


Time: October 11, Thursday — 9-10:30 p.m. EDT

Place: 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.

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Catherine was named one of the top Progressives in Maryland along with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congresswoman Donna Edwards. She has been a guest of President Obama in the Rose Garden.

As past president of Long Island NOW, she worked to reform women's prisons in New York, open the construction trades to women, change laws to safeguard battered women, and protect the rights of rape victims. 

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