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4 October Vice presidential debate schedule details moderator 2016 Venue TV telecast Live, US Election Debate 2016, US First Election Debate in Farmville, When is second US Election Debate Venue, US Election Debate, US Election Debate Time, US Election Debate TV telecast live

How to watch on TV

If you have a TV and pay for cable, you’ll have a litany of options. The VP debate will be broadcast on all four major US networks along with several cable news channels:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • Fox
  • C-SPAN
  • MSNBC
  • CNN
  • Fox News
  • Univision
  • PBS
  • CNBC

How to watch online

Same as the presidential debates, the VP debate will stream online on these three platforms:

  • Facebook (with ABC News coverage)
  • Twitter (with Bloomberg coverage)
  • YouTube (with coverage from PBS, Fox News, Telemundo, Bloomberg, NBC News, and Washington Post)

Second presidential debate

The formats for the 90-minute debates are designed to facilitate in-depth discussion of the leading issues facing the nation.

Vice presidential debate

Time: 9pm US eastern time (no commercial breaks​)
Moderator: Elaine Quijano, Anchor, CBSN and Correspondent, CBS News
Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA

For Mr. Pence, the key challenge is to defend Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, over some of his more outlandish comments, while also acquitting himself well as a reasonable, levelheaded conservative who could help rebuild the party whether Mr. Trump wins or loses. Mr. Kaine has already faced some tough questions about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, on subjects like her use of a private email server and her trustworthiness. 

What to watch for in the VP debate:

It’s called the undercard debate for a reason. The buzz around Mike Pence and Tim Kaine’s vice-presidential debate on Tuesday pales in comparison to the anticipation surrounding the first presidential debate last week, which drew a record 84 million viewers. But that doesn’t mean the Pence-Kaine showdown, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, isn’t important.

The stakes are high for both candidates. Democrats are hoping Kaine, the junior senator from Virginia, can follow Hillary Clinton’s successful first debate with a strong showing of his own. Meanwhile, Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor, is under pressure to deliver a steady, policy-heavy debate to make up for Donald Trump’s erratic performance last week at Hofstra University. Here is what we’ll be watching for from both candidates in tomorrow’s debate.

  1. The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate.
  2. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
  3. All debates will be moderated by a single individual and will run from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks.
  4. As always, the moderators alone will select the questions to be asked, which are not known to the CPD or to the candidates.
  5. The moderators will have the ability both to extend the segments and to ensure that the candidates have equal speaking time.
  6. While the focus will properly be on the candidates, the moderator will regulate the conversation so that thoughtful and substantive exchanges occur. The CPD is in discussion with technology and civic groups that will provide data to the moderators to assist them in identifying the subjects that are most important to the public.

 

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