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Your Guide to the Oct. 16 Presidential Debate

Only one debate will remain after President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney face off Tuesday.

Now that the vice presidential debate is history, it's nearly time for No. 2 in the presidential race.

The second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the final debate—scheduled for Oct. 22—leading up to Election Day.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (KMSP), NBC (KARE), CBS (WCCO), ABC (KSTP), PBS (TPT), CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN

Live Streaming Online: You Tube's Election Hub

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Oct. 3, 2012

Topic: Domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

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.

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Oct. 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

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.

Oct. 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central 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.

Oct. 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central 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.

Get a recap of who's running in the 2012 Presidential Election and explore past debates on 2012PresidentialElectionNews.com.

Keith Best October 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Think about this.....Back in 2008, voters overlooked the fact the First-TERM senator who spent most of that FIRST-TERM running for another office, had no "Executive Experience, and before that he was a FIRST-TERM state senator who spent most of that FIRST-TERM running for another office. Face it, Obama is a great campaigner....that's all he knows how to do.
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