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The first of three 2020 presidential debates kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio, where incumbent President Donald Trump meets former Vice President Joe Biden.
PBS Newshour begins their coverage at 6 p.m. EDT with their nightly PBS NewsHour broadcast, followed by an hour of election-related programming.
At 8 p.m. EDT, NewsHour’s senior political reporter, Daniel Bush, will host a digital pre-show looking at the what to expect from the debate and talking about key issues this election cycle.
At 9 p.m. EDT, the debate begins. The 90-minute debate will consist of six 15-minute segments: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “Covid-19,” “The Economy,” “Race and Violence in our Cities” and “The Integrity of the Election.”
Special coverage and analysis continues after the debate with NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff.