ArticleFebruary 11th, 2016
NewsHour hosts Democratic Primary Debate tonight!U.S.
Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will face off once again, this time fresh from an overwhelming Sanders victory in the New Hampshire primary.
PBS NewsHour anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will host the sixth Democratic primary debate from the University of Wisconsin campus in Milwaukee. You can watch the debate on your local PBS station or stream it live online from NewsHour’s website.
Tune in to watch the candidates discuss a range of issues and then join NewsHour Extra on Twitter tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST to share your thoughts using the #PBSDebateChat hashtag. If you want to host your own classroom debate, use our Hosting a Presidential Debate Lesson Plan to analyze campaign issues and debate procedure yourself.
A Student Reporting Lab from Wauwatosa West High School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin will also be at the debate covering the behind-the-scenes preparations and the candidates themselves. Follow SRL on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat to live updates leading up to an during the debate!
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