FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK
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We’ll have a link to both CBS’ and ABC’s live streams of the presidential debate beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will face each other on the campus of Hofstra University in the first presidential candidate debate ahead of the November 8 general election. Lester Holt will be the moderator, with topics covering America’s direction, prosperity and security.
About CBS’ Coverage:
Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley and Face the Nation anchor and CBS News political director John Dickerson will lead CBSNews’ live, primetime coverage of the upcoming political debates beginning at 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on the CBS Television Network. They will be joined by CBS News’ experienced team of political journalists, including CBS News Correspondents Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett, who will provide original reporting on the Network’s primetime debate coverage, post-debate analysis and all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, includingCBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service. CBS News Contributor Bob Schieffer, who moderated presidential debates in 2004, 2008 and 2012, will provide commentary after the debates during CBS News’ coverage and provide analysis on CBSN.
See also: Watch Live: CBSN
ABC News is also providing all day coverage of previously held presidential debates. If you reading this on a mobile device, click here to see the live streams.
Steaming schedule of past debates below:
7:30 AM ET – Bush 43 v. Gore – 10-3-00
9:00 AM ET – Reagan v. Anderson – 9-21-80 (Carter refused to participate)
10:30 AM ET – Bush 43 v. Kerry – 9-30-04
12:00 PM ET – Carter v. Ford – 10-6-76
1:30 PM ET – Obama v. Romney – 10-16-12
3:00 PM ET – Bush 41 v. Dukakis – 10-13-88
4:30 PM ET – Reagan v. Mondale – 10-21-84
6:00 PM ET – Obama v. McCain – 10-7-08
7:30 PM ET – Nixon v. Kennedy – 9-26-60
9:00 PM ET – Bush 41 v. Clinton v. Perot – 10-11-92
About ABC News coverage of tonight’s debate
Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead special coverage from ABC News Election Headquarters in New York from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET and will be joined by ABC News’ powerhouse political team from New York, Washington, D.C. and at Hofstra University, including “ABC World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, ‘World News Tonight’ Saturday Anchor and Senior National Correspondent Cecilia Vega, ‘World News Tonight’ Sunday Anchor and Correspondent Tom Llamas, “Nightline” co-anchor Byron Pitts, ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts and Special Correspondent and Senior Strategic Advisor Matthew Dowd.
On “Nightline” at 12:35 a.m. ET, co-anchor Dan Harris will recap all the pivotal moments from the evening as well as the reaction from the spin room following the debate.