Presidential Debate 2012: Debate Schedule
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan will face off against each other in a debate on Oct. 11.
The first vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan will be held Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. Find out where to see it on TV and chat about it online.
TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC and CSPAN.
Debate Transcripts: Miss the first debate? Read the transcript here.
Presidential Debate Schedule
|October 11, 2012
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time 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 discussion of the question.
|October 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
|October 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
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