What Time Is the Presidential Debate?
The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Find out where to see it on TV and where to watch online.
Tonight's the night: President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will meet up for their third and final presidential debate tonight, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.
Tonight's debate, moderated by Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer, returns to the format of the first—candidates fielding questions from Schieffer, this time on foreign policy. It's a good bet that the attacks against the American consulate in Libya will be front and center, and also look for Obama to bring up Osama bin Laden's death.
Here are the details of the third presidential debate:
TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, PBS
Time: 9 p.m. EST
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL
Presidential Debate Schedule
|October 3, 2012
Topic: Domestic policy
The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.
|October 11, 2012
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.
|October 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
|October 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
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