Presidential, Vice Presidential Debates Begin Oct. 3: Where Will You Watch?

The first debate is scheduled Wednesday Oct. 3 in Denver, and Jim Lehrer of PBS NewsHour will moderate. Will you watch at home or at a public venue?

The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney is Wednesday Oct. 3.

Banning-Beaumont Patch wants to know: Where will you watch in the San Gorgonio Pass?

Will you watch at home or at a public venue? Will you be with a group?

Jim Lehrer, executive editor of the PBS NewsHour, will moderate the first debate beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday in Denver, Colo.

According to an announcement from the Commission on Presidential Debates, Lehrer stated:

Subject to possible changes because of news developments, here are the topics for the October 3 debate, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:

  • The Economy - I
  • The Economy - II
  • The Economy - III
  • Health Care
  • The Role of Government
  • Governing

The debate will be held at the University of Denver, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The format calls for six 15-minute segments, each focused on one of the issues listed above.

All debates start at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and are expected to last 90 minutes.

Here is the rest of the schedule:

Thursday Oct. 11 - Vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News.

Tuesday Oct. 16 - Second presidential debate, town meeting format, at  Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union.

Monday Oct. 22 - Third presidential debate: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation.

Where will you watch the debates?

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Brandt Hardin October 03, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Obama is simply going to wipe the floor with him. Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies and network of havened money. He’ll only continue to get booed out of the room by every group of minority and middle class voters he comes across. His religion and wealth is highly elitist and everyone in this country has had it with his kind. We’re telling Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html
Dex October 03, 2012 at 11:58 PM
What a bunch of garbage Brandt....pull your head out of the sand and go search out some real facts. You are not helping anyone make an informed decision...
Vince October 04, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Good call Brandt! Your insight and understanding of all things political has surely been proven out after the fact...ALTHOUGH, just to make it fair, next debate I think Obama oughta be allowed his teleprompter, ya think? Or, they could even cart out Clint Eastwoods "empty chair", and allow it to take Obama's place...and oh, what the heck, they could give the chair a teleprompter too....I'm jes' sayin'.


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