Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to Watch the Presidential Debates, October 3, 2012

In case you missed it, we've got the full debate and a poll here.

Graphic: WDDE Delaware
Oct. 3, 2012 - The highly anticipated, first Presidential Debate of 2012 is tonight, America. The fun goes from 9:00 to 10:00 PM (Eastern Time / 0100-0230 UTC) tonight.

We've got a list of where you can watch or hear Mitt Romney and Barack Obama duke it out.

Will moderator Jim Lehrer have to pull them apart? (We sure hope so. Don't you?)

The debates will be carried live from the University of Denver by many major television and radio networks. You can also watch the presidential debate live on the Internet.

Tonight's debate "will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate," according to 2012 Election Central. "The moderator will open each segment with a 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 topic."

ABC, C-Span, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS, Univision (Spanish/Espanol)
Cable: CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, MSNBC
 Details about the shows on the above media can be found at The Washington Post website.  

YouTube joined with ABC to do a livestream (free to watch).
Ustream will livestream the debate via PBS NewsHour and CBS News (free to watch).
Sunlight Foundation website.
C-Span has a special page for their debate livestream.
Voice Of America (VOA) will begin live streaming at 0100-0230 UTC.
Univision will broadcast en Espanol.

Too many to list all of them, but most stations owned by or affiliated with major news networks will air the debate live tonight. CNN will present live coverage on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.