Presidential debate: How to watch President Donald Trump-Joe Biden debate online (Live stream, start time, network info.)
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take the debate stage in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday night, the first of three chances for the Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger to square off publicly and make crucial pitches to millions of Americans before they head to the polls on Nov. 3.
The heavyweight debate follows seven months of campaigning in starkly different ways amid COVID-19 and increasingly tumultuous news cycles focused on the federal response to the pandemic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court and Trump’s long-sought tax returns. The New York Times, after obtaining nearly 20 years of financial records that Trump has refused to release, published a blistering report Sunday with hard data that paints the president as a tax avoidance tycoon.
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Here’s what you need to know heading in to the debate.
What time and where is the debate?
Tuesday’s debate, as well as two others planned for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, will begin at 9 p.m. EST and last 90 minutes, according to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.
The candidates will meet at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The University of Notre Dame was initially scheduled to host, but dropped out due to the pandemic.
How can I watch on TV and stream online?
Every major network and cable news channel will broadcast the debate, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, Fox Business and MSNBC.