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How to watch the last Presidential Debate of 2020

After an aborted second debate, the final debate before the 2020 Elections takes place on October 22 (early October 23 in UK and Europe)

Published on October 21, 2020

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The second Presidential Debate, due to take place last week in Miami, was canceled after proposals were rejected for the event to be hosted virtually, in light of Donald Trump's positive coronavirus test. Instead, the candidates took part in separate town hall meetings. However, the candidates are ready to take to their podiums again on Thursday October 22 (morning of October 23 in the UK and Europe) to take part in the last debate, less than 2 weeks before America goes to the polls on November 3.

The Commission for Presidential Debates has confirmed that each candidate will be able to respond to a question for 2 minutes without interruption, with the other candidate's microphone to be muted during those 2 minutes.

When

9pm until 10:30pm EST. This means the event begins in the UK at 2am BST on Friday October 23, and in Europe at 3am CEST.

Where

Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Who

Both candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, will take part, moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News.

How to Watch

TV

If you're in the United States, all the major US networks will be carrying the debate, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.

In the UK, the debates will be broadcast by the BBC News Channel, CNN (Virgin Channel 607 / Sky Channel 878 or 506), and Bloomberg TV (Virgin Channel 609 / Sky Channel 502 / Freesat Channel 208).

Online

Most of the major US networks will also be streaming the debate via their apps and online platforms. If you're in the UK, CNN is free to view without a log in from edition.cnn.com/specials/live-cnni-uk.

You can also choose from several networks who are scheduled to stream the debate on YouTube, including C-SPAN, NBC News, and CBS News.

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