What Time, What Channel is First Presidential Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is scheduled for broadcast tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT. The debate will be televised on all major broadcast and cable news networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS NewsHour and Univision.

The first 2016 presidential debate is being held on the anniversary of the very first televised presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960.


DATE: Monday, September 26, 2016

AIR TIME: The debate will begin at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, and expected to run about 90 minutes.

TV CHANNELS: This debate will be broadcast live on all the major networks and leading cable sites, including LOCAL CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, Univision; and NATIONAL CNN, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and PBS NewsHour.

LOCATION: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

MODERATOR: Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor .

CANDIDATES IN THE DEBATE: The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on September 16, 2016 that the debate would be limited to Trump and Clinton — invited based on an average of relevant national polls. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein did not meet the national poll criteria for this first debate.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SCHEDULE: Two additional presidential debates following the first debate area scheduled.

Debate 2 is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Debate 3 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

A vice presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4.

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