Will You Watch the Presidential Debate, Rochester?
Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama will go head-to-head in the first of three presidential debates on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama will discuss domestic policy in the first presidential debate.
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Jim Lehrer of PBS' NewsHour will moderate the first debate as the candidates focus on domestic policy. The debate will be divided into six time segments; Lehrer will open each segment with a question and each candidate will have two minutes to respond.
The debate will run from 9 to 10:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and C-SPAN, as well as cable news channels including CNN, MSNBC and more. The debate will be streamed live online here.
The national debate follows a local one in Rochester Hills: Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, will debate challenger Joanna VanRaaphorst at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills City Hall.
Here's a guide to the national debate season:
- Vice presidential debate, Oct. 11.
- Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
- Second presidential debate, Oct. 16.
- Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
- Third presidential debate, Oct. 22.
- Topic: Foreign policy