First Presidential Debate
September 29th – 8:00p
Moderator: Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
The debate will be divided into six 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.
Vice Presidential Debate
October 7th – 8:00p
Moderator: Susan Page, USA Today
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
The debate will be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
Second Presidential Debate
October 15th – 8:00p
Moderator: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the questions will be posed by citizens from the South Florida area. The candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected under the supervision of Dr. Frank Newport, Senior Scientist, Gallup.
Third Presidential Debate
October 22nd – 8:00p
Moderator: Kristen Welker, NBC News
Belmont University, Nashville, TN
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.