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Vice Presidential Debate 2012 Schedule and Start Time

Vice President Joe Biden meets Congressman Paul Ryan for the vice-presidential debate on foreign and domestic policy at 6 p.m. Pacific time, Oct. 11. Here's the TV schedule plus live streaming.

It's time for another debate in the 2012 election season — this time the vice-presidential candidates metaphorically duke it out on foreign and domestic issues. The debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan starts at 6 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, Oct. 11. See the remaining presidential debate schedule below.

TV Schedule for the 2012 Presidential Debates

TV channels broadcasting live include ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Check the local listings on TV Guide.com.

Live Streaming of the Vice-Presidential Debate

Live streaming is available on YouTube's Election Hub and AOL.

Presidential Debate Schedule 2012

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

Presidential

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

Presidential

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.

Will you be watching the vice-presidential debate? What are the most important issues you hope the candidates will address? Comment below.

 

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