Second POTUS debate. Clinton v Trump.
Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Time: 9 PM Eastern.
Location: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
All debates will be moderated by a single individual and will run from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks. As always, the moderators alone will select the questions to be asked, which are not known to the CPD or to the candidates. The moderators will have the ability both to extend the segments and to ensure that the candidates have equal speaking time. While the focus will properly be on the candidates, the moderator will regulate the conversation so that thoughtful and substantive exchanges occur.
Commission on Presidential Debates.
Although the description stated “single individual” moderation, two are listed for this debate.
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of “This Week,” ABC
Moderator: Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN
Format: The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
Live Streaming: All the major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube and Twitter.
TV Channels: 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, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC among others.
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The format provides for 2 minute responses by the candidates, and an additional minute for further discussion. We saw how poorly that worked at the VP debate. Let’s hope the moderators have more luck than Elaine did controlling the participants in the VP debate.
Let’s hope our East coast friends are safely back in their homes by the time the debates begin.