What Time is the Vice Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, which starts at 6 p.m. Pacific time, Oct. 11. Where will you be watching the debates?

The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 6 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

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Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates:

Here's the info from the Commission on Presidential Debates

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific 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)

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: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific 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)

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: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific 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)

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

Chris J Kapsalis October 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000. And how the President was decided that year was fishy. I believe Obama has already won reelection and the popular vote is little more than bragging rights. So until my vote actually matters for President, I may leave it blank as a protest. How many other voters do not really care? Why should we? It is an insult. Also I have a question for the debate about line item vetoes. But again, why should I care?
c5 October 11, 2012 at 01:14 PM
i care a lot more about all the destructive initiatives at the state level along with state and local elections than i do about the top spot. it is a real shame that at the margin, our vote in california for president makes zero difference. it would be great if this state would move towards a majority vote, majority of electoral college votes, system. the powers that be have no interest in moving us that way however because empowering all voters is not in their interest versus having a majority of votes delivering 100% of the electoral votes. what a shame for this state to be irrelevant in national politics. obama comes to california, goes to hollywood, hangs with his pals in the entertainment business, collects huge checks, and then quickly leaves to campaign elsewhere. romney does the same thing, just on sand hill road. the electoral college system stinks, especially for voters in this state.
Chris J Kapsalis October 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Al Gore won the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes in 2000. With the popular vote CA would matter as much as any state when the votes are counted. Especially in a close race. 50 million Americans cast a vote for President. Why do they even have it? To tell the people who's votes matter who the people want? They do not even have to honor who they said they support. The Electoral College system is flawed. I still think they are afraid of a third party candidate winning. Would be much more possible with a popular vote. We are stuck with one of two parties in the White house until it is changed.
Triple Canopy October 12, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Does anyone know if Vice President Biden moonlights as a clown? He's really good.
Fritz 'Congodog' Stoop October 27, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Comedic relief is designed to relieve tension, in a serious situation. You, my friend, are simply a buffoon. Get a name, get a job, then work on a life.


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