Tonight's first presidential debate will be moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. It will be held at, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator. 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.
All debates, including tonights, will run from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks.
Here's how to watch it:
Unlike the primary season debates, all three presidential debates will be simulcast across the major networks and cable channels. ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, MSNBC, Fox News, Univision, or C-SPAN. Viewers without a cable subscription can view the debate live on CNN.com, for free and without a cable provider login.
All of the networks and major cable outlets have an online presence, so of course they are streaming the debates along with digital-first outlets like Buzzfeed News, Huffington Post, Politico, and Yahoo. Telemundo, the Wall Street Journal, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter will stream it as well.
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Let's get ready to rumble... And then do a whole hell of a lot of fact checking!