How to watch the first 2020 presidential debates and what topics will Trump and Biden cover

The presidential candidates will have the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace will moderate that debate.

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Tuesday night’s presidential debate is expected to set an audience record, breaking the 2016 mark of 84 million viewers, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden meet in person for the first time since Trump’s January 2017 inauguration.

All debates will begin at 9 p.m. ET and run for 90 minutes without commercial interruption, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.



First debate: September 29

Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Moderator: “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.

Format: The commission said that this debate will be “divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each.” Wallace has chosen six topics, subject to change:

  • The Trump and Biden Records
  • The Supreme Court
  • COVID-19
  • The Economy
  • Race and Violence in our Cities
  • The Integrity of the Election

The candidates, both of whom are known for straying off-topic, have been instructed to stick to the subject of the question “in order to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country.” Topics for the other debates have yet to be announced.

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