The Complete 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule
The debate schedule for the 2016 Presidential Election listed below includes every debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as the Vice Presidential debate. This page lists debate times, topics, moderators, live stream links, TV channel information, and links to the full debate videos. Information updated as it becomes available.
When is first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
Monday, September 26, 2016
When is the Vice Presidential Debate?
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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 and MSNBC among others.
Time – The debates will air from 9pm to 10:30pm ET (8pm – 9:30pm CT, 7pm – 8:30pm MT, 6pm – 7:30pm PT)
|Complete 2016 General Election Debate Schedule|
|Monday, September 26, 2016
First presidential debate
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
*Wright University has withdrawn from holding the First Presidential debate due to budget issues. Hofstra University will step in to host the first Clinton/Trump debate.
|Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Vice presidential debate
Location: Longwood University, Farmville, VA
The Vice Presidential debate will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening 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 deeper discussion of the topic.
|Sunday, October 9, 2016
Second presidential debate
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
|Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Third presidential debate
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
The format for the third debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.