Vice Presidential debate – date, time, location, how to watch and who is hosting?
5th October 2020

THE first vice-presidential debate is set to take place at the University of Utah on October 7 at 9pm. 

The showdown will be moderated by Susan Page, who is the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, and it will be streamed online on all major networks. 

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When is the debate?

The vice-presidential debate featuring Kamala Harris and current VP, Mike Pence will be on Wednesday, October 7 as confirmed by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The debate will run for 90 minutes, completely commercial free and it will be divided into nine segments, with approximately 10 minutes for each section.

The topics up for discussion have yet to be announced.

There is a significant format difference newly adopted by the Commission on Presidential Debates to ensure proper health measures are in place due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Given President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis following the debate against Joe Biden in Ohio, Pence and Harris will have to stand not seven feet apart, but 12 feet apart, according to Politico.

Vice-President Pence tested negative for coronavirus on Friday. 

Where is the debate and who is moderating?

The debate will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

It will be at the university's Kingsbury Hall, Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium.

It will be moderated by Page, who is the author of The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty and the forthcoming Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power.

Where can I watch it?

The debate will be on all major networks, in addition to an online live-stream provided by C-SPAN.

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