All eyes will be on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tonight as he takes the stage for the first time since a
shocking video was released of him describing in vulgar language
his efforts to have sex with a married woman and "grabbing" other
women by the genitals who permitted it because he's "a star."
The controversy has been widely condemned and caused several
top Republicans to revoke their endorsements or call on Trump to
drop out of the race.
Tonight's debate is the second between Trump and Democratic
nominee Hillary Clinton , who is also on the hot seat after the anti-
secrecy group WikiLeaks put out emails purported to be from her
campaign chairman John Podesta. They include transcripts of
paid speeches she gave to the banking industry, in one instance
telling South American bankers she envisions a Western
Hemisphere with "open trade and open borders."
Their first debate drew more than 84 million television viewers and
millions more online, a record for presidential debate viewership.
Here's what you need to know for tonight's presidential debate.
WHEN: The debate is scheduled to last 90 minutes without
commercial interruption, though both the first presidential debate
and the vice presidential debate ran long on time. It will begin at 9
WHERE: Washington University, a private university in St. Louis.
HOW TO WATCH: All the major broadcast networks, along with
cable news networks will carry the debate live. It will also be
streamed live on Facebook, Twitter and various YouTube
channels. A link to one of the feeds can be found below and UPI
will have full coverage and a video of the debate available shortly
after its conclusion.
MODERATORS: tonight's debate is the only one of the four debates
put on by the Commission on Presidential Debates that will have
two moderators. They are Anderson Cooper , anchor of CNN's AC
360, and Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent for
FORMAT: tonight's debate will be different than the first and third
debates. It will follow the form of a town hall meeting, with the
audience surrounding the candidates and undecided voters
selected by the pollster Gallup being given the opportunity to ask
questions of the candidates. It's expected about half the questions
will come from the audience and half from the moderators.
Candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question,
followed by one minute for the moderators to facilitate further
discussion of the topic.
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