Vice Presidential Debate
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 9-11pm (90-minute debate format)
Debate Location: Salt Lake City, UT (hosted by The University of Utah)
Moderator: Susan Page (USA Today)
In-Person Watch Location: Corner Pocket, The Hub (Fairfax Campus)
Stream the debates from home (check with your cable provider or find a free live stream from all major networks) and get caught up on past debates via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU12uITxBEPFAvcROsHJwIopn-Q-FMTSp
VP Debate Format:
The debate will be divided into nine 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 deeper discussion of the topic.
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.
(format announced on June 23, 2020)
Learn more about The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): www.debates.org/about-cpd