Where to Watch & Stream the 2016 Presidential Debates

On Monday, September 26, the first of three presidential debates between Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee businessman Donald Trump will occur at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

The 90-minute showdown will be available for viewing across numerous television networks and online streaming platforms.

Twitter will be carrying the Bloomberg debate coverage live, which will feature additional programming from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

“Twitter is where the 2016 presidential election is happening every single day,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer. “Livestreaming the debates with Bloomberg combined with the live commentary and conversation on Twitter will create a one-screen experience at the center of the action unlike any other.”

The Twitter stream can be found at debates.twitter.com and Bloomberg’s @bpolitics.

Facebook Live will be hosting the presidential debates for the first time in a national election courtesy of a partnership with ABC News.

“We’re excited that ABC News will continue to bring people on Facebook the full breadth of what is happening, in real-time on the ground during these important moments in the election cycle,” Andy Mitchell, Director of News and Global Media Partnerships, Facebook, said in a press release. “With their robust Facebook Live coverage plans and deep bench of political journalists, ABC News will help facilitate an open dialogue among voters and create an engaging and immersive experience from each debate.”

Two hours prior to the debate, an original series entitled “Straight Talk” will be streamed, and afterward, “Nightline” co-anchor Dan Harris, Digital Host Amna Nawaz and ABC News contributor LZ Granderson will provide commentary.

ABC will also stream via abcnews.go.com/live, the ABC News mobile app, Apple TV, XBox One and Roku.

In a blog post, YouTube revealed that it will be streaming the debates too.

“Voting also requires you to get educated with the latest and greatest from the candidates. That’s why we’re also excited to announce that we’re live streaming the presidential debates from more news organizations than ever before including PBS, Fox News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Telemundo,” wrote YouTube.

Navigate to youtube.com/youtube for its official election site.

On TV, tune in to NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Bloomberg, Telemundo or Univision at 9 p.m. EST to find the historical event.

With so many options for viewing the debates this year, it will be difficult for viewers to miss out on what the candidates have to say.

Author: Brian Cameron


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