Election 2016 Candidate Debates

2016-09-29

One way to learn about the candidates and issues is by watching debates! We'll post information and activities here to help students watch, learn about and think about the candidates. Check back often!

Debate activities

Debate schedule

Debate clips and text

Debate activities

 

 

Debate schedule

Download flyer with debate schedule and information

President

Monday, September 26 -- 9:00-10:30PM
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

Sunday, October 9 -- 9:00-10:30PM
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Wednesday, October 19 -- 9:00-10:30PM
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.

Vice President

Tuesday, October 4 -- 9:00-10:30PM
Longwood University, Farmville, VA

The debate will 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 deeper discussion of the topic.

NC Governor

Tuesday, October 11 - 7PM (UNC TV PBS stations and others TBA)

US Senate (NC)

Thursday, October 13 - 7PM (UNC TV PBS stations and others TBA)

 

Debate clips and text

Posted after each debate - if you are looking for videos from primary election debates, look here

PRESIDENT

September 26, 2016 debate TEXT | CLIPS | MORE CLIPS || FULL VIDEO

October 9, 2016 debate FULL VIDEO | TEXT | CLIPS AND SUMMARY

October 19, 2016 debate Text and fact check | Full video | Clips and summary

VICE PRESIDENT

October 4, 2016  Text and fact check | Clips and summary of discussion | CSPAN full video

NC GOVERNOR

October 11, 2016 CSPAN full video and transcript

October 18, 2016 WRAL video (includes Cooper, McCrory and 3rd Party candidate Cecil)

US SENATE (NC)

October 13, 2016 CSPAN full video and transcript

 

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Debate activities

Learn about the candidates, analyze what's being said by the candidates and the media, and make student voices heard!

 

 

Primary Election Debates
 

GOP Candidates
August 3, 2015 CSPAN 6:30PM  Watch video

August 6, 2015 Fox News (5PM and 9PM) http://www.foxnews.com/live-coverage/fox-news-republican-presidential-primary-debate

September 16, 2015 CNN (6PM and 8PM). | Watch clips on YouTube

October 28, 2015 CNBC (6pm and 8pm) | Watch full debate on YouTube

November 10, 2015 Fox/WSJ | Watch debate on YouTube (multiple videos)

December 15, 2015 CNN | Youtube video

January 14 Fox Business | Watch debate on YouTube (multiple videos)

January 28 9PM Fox | YouTube videos (multiple)

February 6, 2016 ABC |Video

February 13, 2016 CBS | Video

February 25, 2016 CNN | Video 

March 3, 2016 Fox News | Video

March 10, 2016 CNN

Democratic Candidates

October 13, 2015 CNN (evening) | Debate in 2 minutes

November 14, 2015 CBS | Watch debate on YouTube (multiple videos)

December 19, 2015 ABC | Youtube video

January 17, 2016 NBC | Youtube video

February 11, 2016 PBS | Video

March 6, 2016 CNN

March 9, Univision/WaPo

 

 

 

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