The first presidential debate of the 2020 elections will take place on Tuesday, September 29th.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will meet for the first time in the Debate Stage to win over American voters ahead of Election Day. This debate will be the first of three in the 2020 election cycle.
Biden and Trump are 77 and 74 years old, respectively, and are the oldest presidential candidates to ever face each other in a televised debate.
Here’s everything you need to know about the first presidential debate, including how to watch it live.
When is the presidential debate?
The debate will air without advertising on Tuesday, September 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT.
Follow the presidential debate online
The debate can be viewed on all major networks and their websites such as ABC, CBS, Fox News, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. The debate will also be broadcast live on C-SPAN’s YouTube page.
We’ll be embedding a stream at the top of this page as soon as it goes online.
Who will moderate the debate?
There have been several debate moderators in the past few years, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the debate organizers are opting for one moderator per debate.
Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace will moderate the debate on Tuesday.
Where is the debate?
The debate will take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. While the candidates and the moderator will appear in person, there won’t be an audience like in previous years due to the pandemic.
What topics are discussed in the debate?
The topics of debate were selected by Wallace and include the Supreme Court (and most likely Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement), the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence in American cities, and the integrity of the elections.
When are the next debates?
The second presidential debate will take place on Thursday, October 15, at 6 p.m. The debate will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami and will be moderated by C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully.
The third and final presidential debate will take place on Thursday, October 22nd, at 6 p.m. The debate is due to take place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be moderated by the NBC News White House correspondent and co-host This weekend Kristen Welker.
A single vice presidential debate between Republican candidate Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Kamala Harris will take place on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. The debate will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and will be moderated by the USA Today is the head of the Washington office, Susan Page.