Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton match-up tonight. How fair will it be?
Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM AZ Time
Moderator: Lester Holt, NBC News Anchor
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
All Time Zones: The debates will air from 9 to 10:30 pm ET / 8 – 9:30 pm CT / 7 – 8:30 pm MT / 6 – 7:30 pm PT
The audience for this first Donald Trump / Hillary Clinton presidential debate is expected to exceed 100 million viewers — shattering all previous debate records and has the potential to smash viewing records for any live televised event. Football will be on TV tonight, but the NFL won’t be the main draw.
Tonight’s debate will be divided into six-time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.” Moderator Lester Holt 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. There will be no commercial breaks.
A disturbing Rasmussen Reports poll released this morning indicates a plurality of voters (46%) are convinced the moderators of the upcoming presidential debates will give Hillary Clinton a helping hand.
TV Channels: The debate will be simulcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.
Live Streaming: All major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube and Twitter.