Presidential Debate Schedule 2012
The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney will be held Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. Find out where to attend a debate watch party.
TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX 5, NBC (11 Alive), CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN
Live Streaming Online: Watch Live with Patch!
Local Live Viewing Parties:
- Gwinnett GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party (Suwanee Towne Green)
- Founding Father's Tea Party Debate Watch Party at The Flying Machine (Briscoe Field)
- State Senator Curt Thompson's Debate Viewing Party (6320 Glenbrook Drive, Tucker, 30084)
Presidential Debate Schedule
|October 3, 2012
Topic: Domestic policy
The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
The moderator will open each segment with a 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 discussion of the topic.
|October 11, 2012
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and 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 discussion of the question.
|October 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
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
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
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