Presidential Debate Schedule 2012
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was held Oct. 3. Find out when the next matchups are scheduled and what the topics are.
Nearly 60 million people tuned in Oct. 3 to watch the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
There will be three more debates before election day on Nov. 6.
Here's the schedule:
Presidential Debate Schedule
|October 3, 2012 - COMPLETE
Topic: Domestic policy
The debate focused on domestic policy and was divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by the moderator, including health care, government's role and the deficit.
Lehrer opened each segment with a question, after which each candidate was given two minutes to respond. The candidates used the remaining time to discuss the topic.
|October 11, 2012
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
The debate will cover 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
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
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
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