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  • Presidential Debate Schedule: Watch with Heritage

    One down, three more to go! Heritage has a page dedicated to Debate 2012, where you can watch video of the first presidential debate and follow all our blogs on topics that might come up in the debates.

    On debate nights, just as we did with the first debate, you can watch the debate live with us—we’ll have the live stream right there on the page. Our policy experts will be live-blogging their reactions throughout each debate night, and you can follow Heritage staff tweeting about the debate and join the conversation. Stay tuned for announcements of Twitter chats and other online chats with Heritage experts after the debates.

    Mark the dates below on your calendar and join us for Debate 2012!

    Visit Heritage’s Debate 2012 page

    Debate schedule from the Commission on Presidential Debates:

    Vice Presidential Debate, October 11

    Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
    Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
    Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
    Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

    The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and 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 discussion of the question.

    Second Presidential Debate, October 16

    Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
    Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
    Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
    Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

    The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

    Third Presidential Debate, October 22

    Topic: Foreign policy
    Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
    Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida

    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
    Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

    The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

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    2 Responses to Presidential Debate Schedule: Watch with Heritage

    1. Sue says:

      How about a "conservative" moderator for a change….!!!

    2. Bill Hodges says:

      So, it appears that the Obama-loving press is in charge if all five "debates". Looks like they'll be completely unbiased in their coverage.
      Right.

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