Tuesday we will finally have the long-awaited Tim Kaine–Mike Pence showdown we’ve been waiting for. The debate will take place from the campus of Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
The event will be moderated by CBS News’ Elaine Quijano, though all major networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, MSNBC, Univision, and C-SPAN) will be carrying the event live beginning at 9 p.m. EST. Unlike the primary debates which were sponsored and organized by a major broadcast network each time, the general election events are put together by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, allowing all network equal access to the broadcasting rights.
The event goes from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. with no commercial interruptions, and will be broken down into nine 10-minute segments spanning a wide variety of topics up to Quijano’s choosing. Responses will largely be two minutes in length, allowing ample time for follow-up and discussion on each topic.
The next debate between the people at the top of the ticket will be on Sunday October 9th in St. Louis, in an event moderated by Anderson Cooper of CNN and ABC’s Martha Raddatz, while the final presidential debate will be moderated by Fox News’s Chris Wallace on October 19th from the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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