The first presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is scheduled to take place this evening in the first of three presidential debates.

Here are the details:

When? Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET.

Where? Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland.

How can I watch? All major US networks are airing the debate, and most news channels. ABC, CBS, CNN, C-Span, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC are among those who will carry it live. Most of those networks will also offer live coverage online.

Who’s moderating? Chris Wallace, anchor, Fox News Sunday

What’s the format? The debate will consist of six segments to address the topics above, with each segment getting approximately 15 minutes.

Each candidate will have two minutes to respond to the opening question in each segment. Candidates will get a chance to respond to each other as well.

What’s up for debate? Wallace was in charge of selecting the six topics, and they were announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates last week. They are:

  • The records of President Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden
  • The Supreme Court
  • COVID-19
  • The economy
  • Race and violence in our cities
  • The integrity of the election

Additional upcoming debates:

  • Oct. 7: vice presidential debate between Vice President Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris
  • Oct. 15: second presidential debate
  • Oct. 22: third presidential debate

See additional information here:  https://www.npr.org/2020/09/28/916614846/trump-and-biden-debate-tuesday-heres-what-you-need-to-know

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Scott E

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