What time is the debate tonight : When will the Second Presidential Debate take place tonight? Trump vs. Biden: Where to Watch and Live Stream
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate for the second time tonight, less than two weeks before the election on November 3.
At the debate, which will be moderated by NBC White House Correspondent Kristen Welker and presented by Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, the presidential candidates will tackle battling COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership.
What time is tonight’s presidential debate?
At 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. PT, the second presidential debate between Trump and Biden will begin.
There will be no commercial breaks during the 90-minute show, which will air at 6 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. PT.
Most major news networks will provide pre- and post-debate coverage, so viewers should tune in a little early and plan to stay a little longer.
What are the best places to watch the presidential debate?
The discussion will be broadcast on most major news networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.
These networks will almost certainly broadcast the debate live online, either through their own websites or YouTube feeds.
Following their first debate on September 29 (in which they discussed their records, the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence in cities, and the integrity of the election), and their separate town hall events on October 15, tonight’s debate will be the final one between Trump and Biden.
The second debate was planned to be a town hall-style event with both Trump and Biden in attendance, but due to Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and unwillingness to debate Biden online, the presidential candidates ended up conducting separate town hall sessions that were televised simultaneously.
As a result, while Trump and Biden will debate for the second time tonight, it will also be the final discussion of this presidential election season, with election day less than two weeks away on November 3.
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) declared on Monday that the presidential candidates’ microphones will be muted while the other delivers their opening comments, so tonight’s debate may look a little different.
The microphones will be unmuted after each topic’s introductory statements, and Trump and Biden will have chance to argue the topic.
This move was enacted after the first debate, which was largely regarded as chaotic, with Trump, Biden, and moderator Chris Wallace frequently speaking over one another, causing Biden to instruct Trump to shut up at one point.