PBS NewsHour Offers Live Coverage of Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
*The below referenced second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15, was canceled by the Commission on Presidential Debates on October 9.
PBS NewsHour will broadcast live coverage of the 2020 Presidential debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden from 9 – 11 pm ET on September 29, October 15* and October 22 on PBS stations nationwide. NewsHour will also cover the Vice Presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Vice President nominee Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday, October 7, 9 – 11 pm ET.
The special coverage will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and include contributions from PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, among others. Nawaz will engage with a panel of voters to discuss their impressions of each debate.
Expected guests include:
Gary Abernathy (9/29 and 10/22)
The Washington Post, contributing columnist
Cynthia Tucker (9/29 and 10/22)
Eliana Johnson (10/7 and 10/15)
Free Beacon, editor-in-chief
Patricia Lopez (10/15)
Minneapolis Star Tribune, editorial writer
In addition to its broadcast on PBS stations, the program will stream at pbs.org/newshour and pbs.org; on PBS NewsHour’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter; and on the PBS Video App (available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Smart TVs).