The second Presidential debate will be broadcast live ON October 9, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EDT (6:00 – 7:30 PDT) on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. The debate will be co-moderated by ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°.
Because NBC’s Lester Holt created a fair amount of controversy in his choice of questions and the lack of follow-up questions to a single candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Commission on Presidential Debates has created a new website PresidentialOpenQuestions.com where the public can submit questions. Both ABC and CNN have agreed to “consider” the top 30 questions for this town-hall style debate along with questions to be taken from the audience.
The broad topics, provided by co-moderators will be revealed on October 2, 2016. Of course, the co-moderators reserves the right and privilege of altering the topics to fit current news of interest.
Audience participants will be uncommitted voters, selected by the Gallup Organization.
Debate format details …
Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Format for 2016 General Election Debates
The nonpartisan, nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced the formats for the three presidential and one vice presidential general election debates it will sponsor this fall.
The formats for the 90-minute debates are designed to facilitate in-depth discussion of the leading issues facing the nation.
Second presidential debate (October 9, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO)
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
All debates will be moderated by a single individual and will run from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks. As always, the moderators alone will select the questions to be asked, which are not known to the CPD or to the candidates. The moderators will have the ability both to extend the segments and to ensure that the candidates have equal speaking time. While the focus will properly be on the candidates, the moderator will regulate the conversation so that thoughtful and substantive exchanges occur. The CPD is in discussion with technology and civic groups that will provide data to the moderators to assist them in identifying the subjects that are most important to the public.
Bottom line …
Essentially, this debate is between a Marxist policy wonk who is mired in scandal, lies with impunity, and who has sold out her office for personal gain – and a celebrity billionaire bully boy whose personal affairs are about as transparent as those of Hillary Clinton. As they say, look for lies, damned lies, and statistics.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius