What Time is the Vice Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.

The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. 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.

Where to Watch the Debate Locally: The Mitt Romney campaign is hosting a watch party at Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St. N., in Clearwater. RSVP at mittromney.com/states/florida or call 813-644-2493 with details.

Know another local watch party location? Post the details in a comment below.

Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD):


October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

According to the CPD, "The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question."

October 16, 2012


Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern 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: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern 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."

Watts October 11, 2012 at 08:01 PM
After the last debate, I hate to make any prediction. Who could have predicted that Obama would be hitting the benadryl before a debate ;-) But my gut tells me Biden, no matter what path he takes. His conversational style works very well and is more appealing than Ryans, who is very stiff and his eyes kind of make him look robotic. Those are two non-substance things about each debater that already sets an advantage to Biden. But I also believe that Romney's current changes on so many issues that are at the heart of Ryan's beliefs make it almost impossible not to address during the debates, which could keep Ryan on the defensive for the whole debate. What does Ryan do up there? Does he go up there and debate on his beliefs or does he now puppet Romney's newest switch to the middle? Ryan is in a tough spot going into this debate.
Watts October 12, 2012 at 04:17 AM
OK, now I guess that it is pretty easy to say that Biden won.
Beth Norquist October 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Watts, Keep up the good work! Go Obama, Biden!
Scott Wilson October 15, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Has anyone watched the movie Obama 2016?
Goin' Commando October 15, 2012 at 04:47 AM
The Joseph Goebels News Network has reported that the US State Department has signed a treaty with the Romulans, and pledged that all white males between the ages of 18 and 65 will serve two year terms in the Blue Helmet Forces of the Romulan Empire. On that basis Glenn Breitbart, lead anchor for Goebels, has theorized that this means that Obama will now release the five Klingons, who someone's fourth cousin in Charlston claimed are being held in Area 51, to the Gamma Sigma terrorist brigade based on the planet Alderaan. The fact that the twelve captured Klingons, part of the Klingon invasion force which the Obama-led US Armed Forces has been unable to locate, are now being granted preferred work-visa status by Obama's left-wing Immigration and Nationalization Service, is cited by other unidentified sources as proof that socialism now exists in this country. Once those fifty-seven Klingons receive their visas, it is expected that they will take over the public library system in the United States, thereby rendering everyone not now watching Goebels News as clueless as those who do.


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