Presidential debate set week for Tuesday, September 29

The first 2020 Presidential Debate is scheduled to take place next week on Tuesday, September 29.

Former Vice President Joe Biden

President Donald Trump will meet former Vice President Joe Biden in Cleveland with Fox News Host Chris Wallace as moderator amid a backdrop of a Supreme Court vacancy and continuing fears over Covid-19.

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) released a list of topics that will be front and center at the first debate and, as expected, replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on top of the list.

All the major news networks and social media websites including YouTube and Facebook will offer a free live stream starting at 9 pm ET. The debate will be available to stream on YouTube after the debate has aired.

President Donald Trump with Russian Vladimir Putin

TV Channels – Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC among others.

The Supreme Court would’ve received less time had it not been for the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Among other topics expected to fill the 90 minutes of debate are Covid-19, the economy, race, and election integrity.

The format for the first debate calls for six 15-minute time segments dedicated to topics announced in advance in order to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country.

Trump promised to insure access to quality affordable health care but he supports a Republican lawsuit to take health insurance away from millions of people in America and he supports gutting protections for pre-existing conditions, like cancer or asthma — and even COVID 19.


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