Tonight’s debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is the first of three scheduled for the 2020 election.
The scheduled 90-minute debate starts at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
The debate is taking place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Specifically, the debate takes place at Samson Pavilion of the Health Education Campus (HEC) (which is shared by Cleveland Clinic).
Networks & Streaming
You can watch the presidential debate through cable and satellite TV providers, as well as through local affiliate networks. Major networks covering the first presidential debate include ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, and PBS, as well as many other news outlets.
Live streaming of the presidential debate will be available through apps on mobile devices, internet browsers on PCs and mobile devices, streaming media players, and internet-connected TVs. Many services will be live streaming the debate such as abc.com/watch-live, Peacock, NBCUniversal, CBS All Access, and others.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is moderating the first debate with a focus on the following six topics:
- Trump’s and Biden’s records
- The Supreme Court
- The economy
- Race and violence in U.S. cities
- The integrity of the election
In the first presidential debate, each candidate will get two minutes to respond to the opening question about each topic. Each topic, or segment, will be allowed 15 minutes.
Upcoming Debate Schedule
- Oct. 7: Vice presidential debate between Vice President Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Oct. 15: Second presidential debate
- Oct. 22: Third presidential debate