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What you need to know about the 2020 presidential debates


The presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, will debate three times, while the vice presidential candidates will debate once. We explain how they will work, who will moderate them and how you can follow them on Noticias Telemundo.

The presidential race enters its final phase with the four debates, three of them between the candidates for the White House and one between the candidates for vice president.

The first is this Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio, where the president, Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, will meet for the first time.

The Presidential Debates Commission has provided details of when and how the debates will work, as well as the moderators that each of them will have.

➡️ First Presidential Debate

Tuesday, September 29, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Moderator: Chris Wallace, Fox News

➡️ Vice President Debate

Wednesday October 7, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Moderator: Susan Page, USA Today


Second presidential debate

Thursday October 15, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, Florida

Moderator: Steve Scully, C-SPAN Networks


Third Presidential Debate

Thursday October 22, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee

Moderator: Kristen Welker, NBC News

[Follow our coverage of the 2020 presidential elections]

All debates will last 90 minutes and will begin at 9:00 pm, Eastern Time, without commercial breaks.

  • What is the format of the presidential debates?


first and third presidential debates

will have the same format: the 90 minutes will be divided into six segments of 15 minutes each, where the moderator will ask questions on six topics that he has previously chosen.

First presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.Noticias Telemundo

In the case of the first debate in Cleveland, Chris Wallace of Fox News chose the topics: The political trajectory and achievements of Trump and Biden;

the Supreme Court;


the economy;

racism and violence in the United States; and the integrity of the election process.

[Minute by minute of the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden]

The debate begins with a question from the moderator, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond.

The candidates will then have the opportunity to respond to their rival.

The moderator will be able to manage the times to delve into any of the topics.


second presidential debate

, to be held in Miami, will have a different format: it will be a forum in which questions will be posed by citizens of South Florida.

Candidates will have two minutes to answer these questions and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate the discussion between them.

The forum participants will be uncommitted voters (who are not part of one of the political parties) selected under the supervision of Dr. Frank Newport, a scientist at Gallup, a company that conducts public opinion polls.

  • How will the debate of the vice presidential candidates be?

The debate between

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

will be divided into nine segments of 10 minutes each.

The moderator will start the discussion with a question that both candidates can answer in two minutes.

  • How to view the debates?

Noticias Telemundo

will broadcast coast-to-coast of each of the presidential debates.

The vice-presidents debate will be broadcast only through digital channels, on our website.

In the first one, the transmission will begin at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 central / 5:00 pm PT, with a special one-hour program that will analyze how the presidential candidates arrive at their first face-to-face.

After the debate, coverage will continue with a full analysis and reactions to the Trump and Biden meeting.

You can follow the live coverage on our social media accounts on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

You can follow the minute by minute, data verification and analysis on our website and our new app (download from the Apple app store or from Google Play).

And on WhatsApp you can chat with us to verify the accuracy of the evening's statements.

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Source: telemundo

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