Live Blog: The first 2016 presidential debate

2016 hillary clinton donald trump presidential debateAFP editor Chris Graham leads a live blog during the opening presidential debate of the general election season with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.


Debate Details: First Presidential Debate from Hofstra University

Air Time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT, basically live in whatever 9pm ET is equivalent to in your time zone)

TV: Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.

Candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Moderator: Lester Holt of NBC News

Rules: The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.


Live Stream

Alternate Live Stream Links: C-SPAN, Twitter, CNN, NewsMax, CBS News


2016 Debate Schedule

First presidential debate (Mon, Sept. 26)
Vice presidential debate (Tues, Oct. 4)
Second presidential debate (Sun, Oct. 9)
Third presidential debate (Wed, Oct. 19)

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