2020 presidential election debate moderators, schedule released
In the latest survey of recent polling, Joe Biden is still clinging to his lead over Donald Trump.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump
All four debates will air from 9 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. ET. 

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) on Wednesday announced who will be the 2020 presidential election debate moderators.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will first debate on Sept. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will be held at the Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic.  The moderator is FOX News anchor Chris Wallace.

The Vice presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 7 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The debate between Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris will be moderated by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.

The second presidential debate, a town hall meeting, will take place Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. It will be moderated by C-SPAN Networks Senior Executive Producer & Political Editor Steve Scully.

The third presidential debate is scheduled for October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be moderated by NBC News White House Correspondent and Weekend Today Co-Anchor Kristen Welker.

CPD is a non-partisan commission co-chaired by Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Dorothy S. Ridings and Kenneth Wollack.

“We are grateful to these experienced journalists, who will help ensure that the General Election presidential debates continue to serve their unique educational purpose of helping the public learn about the candidates,” the trio said in a news release. “Each individual brings great professionalism to moderating and understands that the purpose of the 2020 debate formats is to facilitate in-depth discussion of major topics.”

All four debates will air from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET without commercial breaks.

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12 comments

  • jon

    September 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    I bet Plugs will bail out and never attend a single debate! They guy doesn’t even know he is breathing!

    • tjb

      September 2, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      The man with the mini-strokes and low energy will slur his way thru the debate. I hope he doesn’t talk about how the aliens have taken over his obese body. There is a reason why he started Space Force … got to fight the aliens.

      • gary

        September 2, 2020 at 3:42 pm

        Having to interact with the #Fakenews and denmoRATS everyday would give any superhero a stroke! But thank God we are blessed with DJT, a billionaire that didn’t take the job because he needed it, he took the job be WE needed him! It’s amazing how he does more in 24 hours than plugs can do in 6 months!

        • James Robert Miles

          September 3, 2020 at 3:59 pm

          Your “dear leader” is destroying EVERYTHING that the U.S. stands for. Freedom of speech, of the press and the right to peaceful protest among other things. He is a criminal lawbreaker who along with his relatives, is making money off of the Presidency. Never mind that he advocates that the people of North Carolina should vote twice and that if he doesn’t win then the election is “fixed” before it even happens! He can’t walk in a straight line on a ramp, mispronounces common words, can’t put a sentence together without stumbling, wears makeup and dyes his hair. He is in bed with Putin and doesn’t even care if the Russians are using U.S. soldiers for target practice. All that he stands for is for racism and divisiveness and fear is his primary shtick! An ameba would make a better President! He plays golf most of the time and twitters the rest of the time. Get real and grow a brain if that is possible!

          • jon

            September 3, 2020 at 7:53 pm

            Is this why the democrat party is referred to as the party of HATE?

          • John McMahon

            September 4, 2020 at 11:56 pm

            JAMES ROBERT MILES, a good name for a communist America hating high school teacher, brain washing young minds to think like you and your fellow comrades! Time for you to move out of your elderly parents finished basement james, meet a nice guy and settle down. NOW it’s Time for YOU to grow a brain James (fake name) Miles , because your Trump Derangement Syndrome is destroying your life! Just remember, you morons on the left Trump beat ALL of the best Republicans they threw at him and destroyed your washed up old hag Hillary causing her to walk in the woods talking to chipmunks. Brace for impact!!

    • Harriet N BRINKER

      September 2, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      Funny: Maybe a law on the condition if ones runs for the office of the President than the debates are necessary to determine who will fit in or not. People in fairness are entitled to listen to what the candidates have to say and should be expected by the American people. That is a right.

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 2, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Can’t wait to see trump with his mini strokes and aderal high chalky dry mouth! Cussing and fussing and acting just like the deranged paranoid delusional racist sexist sociopath liar traitor trump is!!! Lol

    • Harriet N BRINKER

      September 2, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      Don’t like living in a free country than you are free to move to a Socialist country and see how things will go there for you and your blabber mouth than.

      • gary

        September 3, 2020 at 4:07 am

        That will never happen. These America hating democrats think we will simply step aside and allow them to burn the constitution. Not going to happen! We are the patriots! We the modern day founding fathers, we are MAGA country!

      • James Robert Miles

        September 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm

        `Your right. This is supposed to be a fee country which means that you have the right to an opinion even if it disagrees with yours! Can you understand that kind of freedom? Geez, what an idiot!

        • jon

          September 3, 2020 at 7:56 pm

          It isn’t that your opinion disagrees with the typical conservative, it’s that it disagrees with our founding documents! We are not, now were we ever a socialist country and your people want to make it just that.

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