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First Presidential Debate: Date, Start Time & TV Channel Info

Presidential Debate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump

The first presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump will take place Monday, September 26, at 9:00 P.M. EST. It will be held at Hofstra University, which has hosted debates during the last two election cycles. NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt is set to moderate. According to Election Central, all major networks will be live streaming including YouTube and Twitter. All debates are set to be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Cable networks like CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and MSNBC will carry it as well.

If Clinton and Trump’s social media interactions are any indication of how the debate will go, we’re in for a hot one. Trump’s flippant remarks regarding everything from race to the war on terror has made him one of the most intentionally polarizing figures to run for office. Clinton on the other hand, has been dealing with the backlash of her ambition. Both have seemingly divided the country and drudged up some ugliness from supporters and detractors alike. This will likely have the highest viewership of any debate in history.


Presidential Debate Viewing Details

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: All four major networks including the cable channels CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
Moderator: NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.
Debate Schedule: The Presidential second debate is Sunday, October 9, 2016. The third debate is Wednesday, October 19. A vice presidential debate is also scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 4.


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