Nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head at Monday’s presidential debate in Hempstead, New York. The event could prove to be extremely crucial for either candidate in the build up to the 2016 presidential elections.
The debate comes amid a tight contest between the former secretary of state and the business mogul; and will be a pivotal event for either candidate to seek advantage over the other.
As reported by Mass Live, Monday’s debate will be Trump’s first time going one on one with a rival on the debate state.
Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump: Presidential debate to broadcast on major networks
Meanwhile for the Democratic presidential nominee Clinton, the event will mark the first time she will go head to head with someone from outside the political structure.
The debate will begin at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. It will be broadcast live on several major TV networks – including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. In addition, it will also air on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
The debate will also be shown on digital-first outlets like Buzzfeed News, The Daily Caller, Huffington Post, Politico, and Yahoo. Outlets like Telemundo, the Wall Street Journal, and Hulu will stream the event as well.
Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump: Issues to be discussed
According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will be moderating the first of the three presidential debates. The first debate on Monday will concentrate on issues like America’s direction, achieving prosperity and securing America.
The CPD said the event will be segmented into six sequences of 15 minutes that will focus on the major topics. Each of these sequences will open with a question and each nominee will be given two minutes to answer. They will then get an opportunity to respond to each other.
The next presidential debate is slated for October 9 at Washington University, St. Louis.