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2020 Presidential Debates Coverage

by Maj. Ashley Carroll on 2020-10-06T10:14:57-04:00 | Comments

2020 Presidential Debates

First Debate:                            Sept. 29 @ Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Vice Presidential Debate:        Oct. 7 @ University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Second Debate:                       Oct. 15 @ Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami

Third Debate:                          Oct. 22 @ Belmont University, Nashville


All debates are scheduled to take place from 2100 to 2230 without commercial breaks.

Coverage:   These debates will air live on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC and PBS. Check your local listings. Find additional information about media @


It is the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), who sponsors these televised debates for the benefit of the American electorate.   The CPD’s primary mission is to ensure that general election debates are held every four years between and among the leading candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. The CPD is an independent organization. It is not controlled by any political party or outside organization, and it does not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates or parties.

The first presidential debate occurred on Sept. 29, between Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.  It was moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.

The vice presidential debate between California Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will be moderated by Susan Page of USA Today and will take place Wed., Oct. 7, at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The next debate between Trump and Biden will be moderated by Steve Scully of C-SPAN Networks and will take place on Thurs., Oct. 15, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, in Miami.

The third and final debate between Biden and Trump will be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News and is scheduled to take place on Thurs., Oct. 22, at Belmont University in Nashville. The format for the third debate will be identical to the format of the first debate.


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