What Time is the Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Tuesday's debate between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. This one will take the form of a Town Hall meeting.

AOL will provide a live stream of the debate.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol.

Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election HubAOL.

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Below is more detailed information on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates:



October 16, 2012


Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

October 22, 2012


Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Watts October 15, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Newest polls from today show Obama with three point national lead going into second debate... http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/261957-poll-obama-has-49-46-lead-nationally-ahead-of-second-debate
Ettore Greco October 15, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Once again, the next US presidential election will be fixed. Mitt Romney will be elected even though Barack Obama would have received more votes in the 2012 election. The political assassination will be perpetrated by Bush hiding behind Crossroads GPS, the most influential group of Neocons. The Neocons will have Mitt Romney elected to first use him and then let him fall easy prey. All blames and responsibilities will fall on the new Mormon president for the events already planned. The new World War of Religion is already a done deal behind the backs of all people which will be forced to fight for their own Countries in their obligation as citizens …………… Since 9/11 it's the War on Terror One "false flag" attack so called by error Blair, Bush, and Israel had a Pact in store Their next surprise is knocking at your door A hidden vile Idea from those who want "more" will use you and your Belief for the next World War As "chosen people" gain while Humankind loses Greed wins not by the swords but by the words of Moses Daring is to tell you when, better then to tell you rhymes could not side with either one to get ready for our times to look beyond and past today to seek for a solution one only hope is there for you and spells Wavevolution ................... A new type of Revolution wins with the ultimate weapon: Your Mind http://www.wavevolution.org/en/humanwaves.html
splinter October 16, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Still waiting for detailed answers for: (1) What are your plans for tax reform? (2) What are your plans for entitlement reform? (3) What are your plans for overall spending reforms? Why these questions: See CNBC's "Are we rich or poor?" debate (worth watching): http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=1604902615 Or just read some of the CBO's recent reports (google "CBO entitlements projections"). We need tax reform (keep in dead simple) and spending reforms (both near term and long term). Big spending reforms. In exchange, add a near-term high-rate of return investment in our infrastructure (grid, bridges, etc). Tired of both parties being wedded to their "bases". Time for some common sense. Both Romney and Obama have it in them. Let's see it.
Melissa Bysura October 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Yes I'll watch and yes my mind is already made up. Ross Pero 2012!!!
opinionsarelikenoses October 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Watts why doesn't your numbers match up with these? Gallup: R 49%, 0 47%.... Oh my: Gallup shows Romney leading by five — in swing states. UPI Poll: Romney has 3-point lead (R 49%, 0 46%)
adam October 16, 2012 at 01:13 PM
patch please start listening to your readers who are against seeing this onslaught of people from other states posting all over this regions patch on this topic from yesterday, the only 3 commenting yesterday were from elsewhere maybe people should start checking where these folks are from and every time they post a comment, counter with just listing their name and location so other readers and the patch will see how bad this has become
adam October 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
watts - california
adam October 16, 2012 at 01:26 PM
ettore greco - connecticut
adam October 16, 2012 at 01:28 PM
splinter - virginia
Joseph Robert October 16, 2012 at 01:40 PM
VOTE EARLY!! Don't let Republican leaders suppress your right to vote! Watch Romney explain his flip-flopping positions on the issues. 2 million views! More than 2 million views in past week! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPgfzknYd20&feature=plcp Romney-Ryan: We believe in LYING to America!
adam October 16, 2012 at 01:44 PM
mark peterson - california
Brian Andrews October 16, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Watt, the latest Gallop and Rasmussen National polls give Romney a slight lead. Best place on the web to check the state of the race is RealClearPolitics - http://www.realclearpolitics.com/
Jack Kelly October 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
"What Time is the Presidential Debate?" Don't care. I'll be watching Tosh.0
Ken Adams October 16, 2012 at 03:38 PM
hey mark...vote early, VOTE OFTEN. the liberal way. or just let a bunch of illegals vote. that works well too.
Betsy October 16, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Thanks Adam for doing this. Is there anyway to keep these spammers out? It's ridiculous!
adam October 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM
i think our patch and all patch editions should stop this across the country i can't believe they want this used for the purpose it is being used
adam October 16, 2012 at 07:57 PM
i'm not a regular poster on here it is my hope other people will also do this so patch will hear us loud and clear, and since i will not have the time to play this role myself
bob lang October 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Have any proof for these statements or are you just throwing mud and hoping people are stupid enough to believe what you're selling?


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