PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Presidential Debates

PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Presidential Debates

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

WXXI continues its 2012 Election coverage by bringing viewers live coverage of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate in October.

The first of three presidential debates will air Wednesday, October 3 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (21.1/cable 1011 and 11) from the University of Denver in Colorado. Jim Lehrer, executive editor of NEWSHOUR, will moderate. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. You can also hear the debates on AM 1370 with coverage from NPR.

Other debates will air: 

  • Tuesday, October 11 at 9 p.m., Centre College, Danville, Kentucky (vice presidential debate)The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News, moderates the debate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine segments.
     
  • Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York Candy Crowley CNN chief political correspondent and anchor of CNN’s State of the Union, moderates the second presidential debate, which will take the form of a town meeting. Citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate 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.
     
  • Monday, October 22 at 9 p.m., Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator, Face the Nation, moderates the debate. The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six segment topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. 

 

 

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