What Time is the Vice Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.

The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 6 p.m. PDT Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

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Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates:


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


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


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.

Susan October 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
You might try being specific about Mr. Romney's not-so-hidden agenda because, unlike you, the people in the West Valley don't suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome. For example, hard working professionals need to know that Romney refuses to say if he plans on getting rid of the mortgage interest deduction. And they also need to know, "In a filmed interview with the editorial board of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper serving the hardest-hit foreclosure state in the union, Romney criticized President Barack Obama for not foreclosing on American families fast enough. ‘Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom,’ Romney said when asked what he would do to jump-start the floundering housing market. ‘Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up and let it turn around and come back up,’ he continued. ‘The Obama administration has slow walked the foreclosure process … that has long existed and as a result we still have a foreclosure overhang.’” [The Huffington Post, 10/18/11]
Mike H. October 11, 2012 at 06:44 PM
NICE... Right on Brother LOL
Dyan Chan October 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I'll be watching. Did you see this fact-checking by the NY Times on the first presidential debate? I imagine they'll do something similar for the next debates. http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/debates/presidential/2012-10-03
Mike H. October 11, 2012 at 06:56 PM
normally I couldn't care much what JB has to say, just as soon he kept his Pie Hole Shot! However, tonight I look forward to every word!
MichaelJ October 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM
So, people actually think Joe could step in as president if needed? Four more years of joe could prove to be a boon to the late-night shows.


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