How to watch tonight's presidential debate

华盛顿州 民主党候选人 乔·拜登 and President 唐纳德·特朗普 are scheduled to face off tonight in the first general election 总统辩论 的 2020.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the debate.

What time is the debate?

The debate will take place from 9 下午. 至 10:30 下午. 和.


    The debate will air live on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International.
    It will stream live in its entirety, without requiring log-in to a cable provider, on’s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, 以及通过适用于Apple TV的CNNgo应用, 年, 亚马逊火, Chromecast和Android TV.
    You can also follow CNN’s live debate coverage on

    Who is moderating?

    Chris Wallace of Fox News is moderating Tuesday’s debate.

    What topics will be covered?

    Wallace selected the following topics for the first debate: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “Covid-19,” “The Economy,” “Race and Violence in our Cities,” 和 “The Integrity of the Election,” according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

    What is the format of the debate?

    The candidates will not have opening statements, and Trump will receive the first question from the moderator. Each segment will last about 15 分钟, and the candidates will have two minutes to respond after the moderator opens each segment with a question. Wallace will then use the rest of the time in the segment to facilitate further discussion on the topic, according to the commission.

    Where is the debate taking place?

    The debate is taking place at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.

    Will there be a live audience?

    是, but the size of the audience will be limited compared to previous debates. Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, has estimated that 60 至 70 audience members would be seated in the debate hall Tuesday night. Everyone attending will undergo testing for Covid-19 and follow other health safety protocols

    Who is hosting the debate?

    The Commission on Presidential Debates is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization and has sponsored all general election presidential and vice presidential debates since 1987. The CPD does not receive funding from the government or any political party or campaign, according to the organization.

    How many more debates will there be?

    Biden and Trump will debate each other two more times this election cycle, 在十月 15 和 22. Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will debate next Wednesday, 十月 7, at the single vice presidential debate.

      How many days until Election Day?

      As of Tuesday, 它是 35 距离选举日还有几天 (星期二, 十一月. 3).




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