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Presidential Debates 2020: Here’s How, When, Where to Watch the Final Showdown

by Halle Ames
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The final presidential debate of the 2020 election year is happening tonight, and here is everything you need to know about where and when to watch it. 

In less than two weeks, either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will become the next President of the United States. For now, they still battle it out and talk over one another at the debates. To make sure you don’t miss a second, here is what you need to know. 

When to Watch the Presidential Debate

The debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. CT tonight. The show will have an in-person attendance and will take place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Each person in the crowd will wear a mask, maintain socially distancing as well as undergo testing. 

Where to Watch

Almost all major networks and cable news programs will be broadcasting the event. They include ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC, PBS, Telemundo, and Univision. If you have a streaming service like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, they have channels that will let you watch the debate. PBS and Youtube will be streaming the debate on their websites as well. Most channels will also have pre- and post-debate coverage to break down every detail if you cannot tune into the discussion. 

This event was supposed to be the third debate between the two men, but since President Trump was diagnosed with COVID, it was made virtual but eventually canceled altogether.

Topics Covered

Like the previous debates, it will be split into six different 15-minute segments where main topics will be covered at the moderator’s discretion. The moderator for tonight’s debate is Kristen Welker from NBC. The topics she has chosen to cover tonight will be “Fighting Covid-19,” “American Families,” “Race in America,” “Climate Change,” “National Security,” and “Leadership.”

To combat the other man from interrupting the other during their allowed two minutes to respond, organizers have decided to cut the audio for the other. This should make the battle happen smoother but potentially more entertaining. 

[H/T Wired]