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Up next! The vice presidential debate!

TSS News Room

After a somewhat disappointing first presidential debate between democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and republican nominee Donald J. Trump (the ceiling didn’t cave in), there are three debates remaining on the schedule. That is, one vice presidential debate between republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, and two remaining presidential debates between Clinton and Trump.

The next debate will be the vice presidential debate, which will be held on Tuesday, October 4th at 9 pm eastern standard time. The debate will be held at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. And the moderator will be Elaine Quijano of CBS News. It should also be noted that the debate will last 90 minutes with no interruptions.

What will be the format? As the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, explains,

The debate will 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 deeper discussion of the topic.

Finally, all of the major cable news networks – Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-Span – will be airing the debate along with pre and post-debate analysis, although C-Span may have a different style from the other networks. The vice presidential debate will also be accessible on the traditional networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox. In addition, the debate will be on Telemundo and Univision. And of course, the debate will be accessible through social media – Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter – by way of a hand-held device, tablet, laptop, and desktop. Many of the networks will be streaming the event through their respective websites as well.

Check back to the TSS News Room for further updates as the presidential election nears. Note, the election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th.


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