The Commission on Presidential Debates has made its decision on who will be presiding over the 2016 debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The first debate on September 26th will be moderated by Lester Holt of NBC. The debate will be held at Hofstra University in Long Island. It will consist of six 15-minute segments selected by Holt and announced ahead of the debate.
Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC will co-moderate the second presidential debate on October 9th, which will take place in St. Louis, Missouri. The campus of Washington University will be the location, and half the questions from this debate will come from participants in a town meeting style event. “Public interest topics,” will be the focus of the October 9 event.
Finally, Fox anchor Chris Wallace will host the third debate on October 19th, live from UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wallace has interviewed both Clinton and Trump in recent weeks; the moderator said in response to the announcement, “I am honored to selected by the Commission to moderate one of the debates, and very proud to be the first Fox reporter to get this assignment. It is a big responsibility, and I take it seriously.”
Elaine Quijano of CBS News will also serve as moderator on October 4th, during the debate between vice-presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence. The VP debate will take place in Farmville, Virginia on the campus of Longwood University.
What do you think of the choices?
Even though I despise Fix News, I don’t mind Chris Wallace…I think he is fair.
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