What are the dates of the Vice-Presidential & Presidential debates?
What are the topics, formats, and moderators of each?
This year, the Presidential and vice presidential debates are all scheduled in October, from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Eastern time. The first Presidential one is Wednesday, October 3, at the university of Denver, in Denver, Colorado. The moderator will be Jim Lehrer, The executive editor of the PBS NewsHour. The topics discussed will be focused on Domestic Policy. The time will be divided into six fifteen minute segments, and the topics will be chosen by the moderator ahead of time. In each segment, the moderator will open with a question, and then each candidate has two minutes to respond.
The Vice Presidential Debate is next, on Thursday, October 11, at the Centre College in Danville Kentucky. In this debate, the focus is on both foreign and domestic policies. The moderator will be Martha Raddatz, the ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent. This debate will be run in a similar way to the first Presidential one, with the minor difference that it will be broken into nine ten minute sections, unlike the Presidential one which will be done in six fifteen minute long segments (as explained above).
The next debate is the second Presidential debate on October 16, a Tuesday. The candidates will meet at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The debate will be done in the style of a town meeting, with the members of the meeting being undecided voters chosen by Gallup, and the moderator will be Candy Crowley, the CNN Chief Political Correspondent. The chosen participants will ask the candidates questions about both foreign and domestic policies. The candidates will each get two minutes to answer the question and then an additional minute will be had for discussion.
The fourth and final debate is the third Presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida, at Lynn University, on the following Monday, October 22. The format will be the same as the first debate, with Bob Schieffer (the host of Face the Nation on CBS) as the moderator, and focusing on foreign policy only, instead.~Lila
The First presidential debate is Wednesday, October 3rd at the University Of Denver in Colorado. The only V-P debate is on thursday October 11th at Centre College in Kentucky. The second Presidential debate is in town meeting format and is on Tuesday october 16th at Hofstra University in New York. The third and final Debate is on Monday october 22nd at Lynn University in Florida. The moderator of the V-P debate is Martha Raddatz . The moderator of the first debate is Jim Lehrer; Second, Candy Crowley(first woman in 20 years); and Third, Bob Schieffer. The topic for October third's debate is Domestic Policy. The V-P: debate's theme is Foreign Domestic policy. The theme for the town meeting format debate is foreign and domestic policy. The October 2nd debate's topic is Foreign policy.- Emily