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2016 General Election Debate Schedule

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2016 Presidential Debate Schedule | Covering 2016 presidential and primary debates

Monday, September 26, 2016
First presidential debate
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

*Wright University has withdrawn from holding the First Presidential debate due to budget issues. Hofstra University will step in to host the first Clinton/Trump debate.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Vice presidential debate
Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA

The Vice Presidential 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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Second presidential debate
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Third presidential debate
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

The format for the third debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.
 

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Thanks. It will be interesting to see if they can manage to pick moderators who at least pretend to not be liberal democrats this time.
 

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2016 Presidential Debate Schedule | Covering 2016 presidential and primary debates

Monday, September 26, 2016
First presidential debate
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

*Wright University has withdrawn from holding the First Presidential debate due to budget issues. Hofstra University will step in to host the first Clinton/Trump debate.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Vice presidential debate
Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA

The Vice Presidential 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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Second presidential debate
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Third presidential debate
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

The format for the third debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.

Right on Greg! Thanks for the heads up. The big question is, can Gary Johnson and/or Jill Stein hit the 15% polling mark to get in by September 26th?
 

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Thanks. It will be interesting to see if they can manage to pick moderators who at least pretend to not be liberal democrats this time.

OMG... it's over two months away and we already have the preemptive victim card being played.
 

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Does Candy Crowley ring a bell?

Absolutely. And are you contending that moderators are to never confront a lie? That would hardly be moderating. Just print out the questions on a piece of paper and let the candidates lie all they want.
 

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OMG... it's over two months away and we already have the preemptive victim card being played.

Are you claiming Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz didn't show blatant favoritism toward the democrats? 'Cause that would be playing the preemptive idiot card!
 

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Are you claiming Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz didn't show blatant favoritism toward the democrats? 'Cause that would be playing the preemptive idiot card!

Watching you guys bitch about Candy confronting a lie as being biased... now that is great comedy. I'm sorry you feel like a victim.
 

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The debate commission is headed by Republicans and Democrats. Let me go and check something from your link. brb...


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Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr. (born August 28, 1939), is a U.S. lawyer, politician, and lobbyist, and was chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1983 to 1989. Fahrenkopf is co-creator, and currently co-chairman, of the Commission on Presidential Debates,

link...
 

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Absolutely. And are you contending that moderators are to never confront a lie? That would hardly be moderating. Just print out the questions on a piece of paper and let the candidates lie all they want.

I have to disagree with you here Rob. The moderators role is to ask the questions and manage the debate (time, order of questions, etc.) and nothing more.
 
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