Tonight’s Presidential debate, moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here’s a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned.
On ABC News, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor coverage from 9pm-11pmET. They will be joined by Jake Tapper, David Muir and Jon Karl. “Nightline” will be live at 11:35pmET, and ABC News will stream the debate online.
CBS News will also be live from 9pm-11pmET with Scott Pelley at the anchor desk. The network’s post-debate coverage will feature a poll of approximately 500 uncommitted voters around the nation.
Brian Williams will anchor from 9pm-11pmET on NBC News in New York City. He will be joined by David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd and Tom Brokaw. Andrea Mitchell will lead the network’s “Truth Squad” fact-check team.
Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor on Fox Broadcasting beginning at 9pmET.
Plans for the cable networks are after the jump.
Debate coverage kicks off on Fox News at 8:55pmET. Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier will co-anchor from the debate site, and they will be joined by Ed Henry, Carl Cameron, John Roberts and Chris Wallace. Sean Hannity will take over with live programming when Baier and Kelly wrap up their coverage at 11pmET, and Greta Van Susteren will be live at midnight.
CNN’s coverage begins at 7pmET. Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and John King will be in Washington, while Erin Burnett will be in Ohio with a group of undecided voters. Soledad O’Brien, Jessica Yellin and Dana Bash will be at the debate site. As for the past two debates, the network will incorporate fact-checking into post-debate coverage.
CNBC’s coverage kicks off with “The Kudlow Report” at 7pmET. Larry Kudlow turns it over to Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla, who will be joined by chief Washington correspondent John Harwood, from 8-11pmET.
C-SPAN will air a debate preview at 7pmET. After the debate, the network will do an hour of post-analysis viewer reactions, followed by a re-air of the debate at 11:30pmET. At 1amET, the network will do another live call-in program.
Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer and John Fuselgang will anchor on Current TV from 8pm-11pmET. The network will also have a primetime edition of “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show” live at 7pmET.
Univision’s Mariana Atencio will host pre- and post-debate analysis online via Google hangout. The network will also stream the debate online live.
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