Election 2012 debate schedule

Debate 1

When: October 3, 2012

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST

Where: Denver, Colorado at the University of Denver

Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

Moderator: Jim Lehrer, PBS’ NewsHour 

Topic: Domestic policy

Format: This debate will be divided into six timed segments, 15 minutes each. One half of the debate will be dedicated to the economy. The other half will be triangulated across questions about health care, the role of government, and governing. Mr. Lehrer will pose a question to introduce each segment, after which both candidates will have two minutes to respond. The remaining time will be reserved for general discussion on the topic.

Debate 2

When: October 11, 2012

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST

Where: Danville, Kentucky at Centre College

Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan

Moderator: Martha Raddatz, ABC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Topic: Domestic and foriegn policy

Format: This debate will be divided into nine time segments at approximately 10 minutes each. Ms. Raddatz will pose an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The remaining time will be reserved for general discussion on the topic.

Debate 3

When: October 16, 2012

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST

Where: Hempstead, New York at Hofstra University

Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

Moderator: Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Topic: Domestic and foreign policy

Format: This debate will be featured as a ‘town hall’ meeting, where audience members will pose questions of the candidates. Ms. Crowley will allow two minutes for their responses, plus a supplemental minute for discussion.

Debate 4

When: October 22, 2012

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST

Where: Boca Raton, Florida at Lynn University

Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Host of CBS’ Face the Nation

Topic: Foreign policy

Format: This debate will be divided into six timed segments, 15 minutes each. Mr. Schieffer will pose a question to introduce each segment, after which both candidates will have two minutes to respond. The remaining time will be reserved for general discussion on the topic.

 

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