When is Tonight's Presidential Debate?

The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy.

The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m Tuesday. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

AOL will provide a live stream of the debate.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol.

Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election HubAOL.

Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD):


October 16, 2012


Topic: Town hall format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

According to the CPD, "The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization."

October 22, 2012


Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."

The Care Bear Here October 19, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Has any one noticed how vilent and rude the republicans people are on this forum? well it seem ti be a trend of violence and rudeness. today one of Romney' son's said " he wanted to punch President Obama" . how violent. and so are the repub's on here. My decision and remark is not only intelligent, but they are closer to fact to fiction. now read your remark you and adult repub, calling me a dumb dumb care bear, who needs to go back to school and pursue a education? I am praying for who ever you are, you have a violent hatred Nature plagued with ignorance in your soul and this is not healthy or safe. Good luck to you
The Care Bear Here October 19, 2012 at 12:51 AM
your such a coward, say who you are no they all have not broken the law, and remember who allowed all the illegal mexicans to come here for decades, it wasn't President Obama. Now President Obama is looking for a fair way to accomodate some of these people who have been allowed to work here and pay taxes into the system. establish families and many are documented obviously. We look for peaceful way tosettle things you should too, your life would be happier... Do you get it now? I willnot respond to anymore of your childish remarks, i see them but willnot respond. Because it is a waste of good energy and time to exchange verbage with a very childish adult.. get it ?
The Care Bear Here October 19, 2012 at 01:00 AM
@ susan and DanF, i dont cut and paste, neither do i get violent and demean people or Bully people . so what a few typo's, you people will say anything to try an be mean,your lives must really suck... You both are very childish, get it? did i lleps that right ?
The Care Bear Here October 19, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Of course he is concerned with any social issues that he and his religion doesnot believe in and @ DG GUY you may want to read about the laws for same sex marriage, and the repeal of don't ask don't tell and President Obama didnot say he support gay marriage, he said he supports equal rights for EVERYONE.
Leigh October 20, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I think that everyone needs to step back, try to seperate facts from spin. Most people running for office right now have voting records. whether in the house, senate, etc. Go to the real government sites. Look up the legislature that is important to you and what you think will benefit our country and vote on facts. Not political attack ads or the spin on issue used in attack ads an sound bites.


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