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This Tuesday evening, republican nominee Mike Pence and democratic nominee Tim Kaine will be squaring off against each other in the first and only vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
The debate will begin at 9 pm eastern standard time and will be moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News. It should also be noted that the debate will last 90 minutes with no interruptions.
How will the format be structured? As the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, explains,
The debate will 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 deeper discussion of the topic.
Finally, all of the major cable news networks – Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-Span – will be airing the debate along with pre and post-debate analysis, although C-Span may have a different style from the other networks. The vice presidential debate will also be accessible on the traditional networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox. In addition, the debate will be on Telemundo and Univision. And of course, the debate will be accessible through social media – Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter – by way of a hand-held device, tablet, laptop, and desktop. Many of the networks will be streaming the event through their respective websites as well.
Check back to the TSS News Room for further updates as the presidential election nears. Note, the election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th.
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