First Presidential Debate—Where to Watch, Live Stream Trump vs. Biden

The first presidential debate for the 2020 election will take place today at 9 p.m. ET and will run for 90 minutes without commercial breaks.

President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden will discuss their records, the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence in cities, and the integrity of the election, with 15 minutes dedicated to each topic.

The debate will be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and will be moderated by Fox News anchor, Chris Wallace.

The presidential debate will look a little different this year, as though Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden will appear on stage together, they will be distanced and will not shake hands. Plus, the audience will be a lot smaller with only 80 to 90 people in attendance, who will have all been tested for COVID-19.

Where to watch presidential debate live stream

The first presidential debate will be shown on major news networks including ABC, CBS, CNN, C-Span, Fox News, MSNBC, and NBC. The debate will also be available to watch via these major networks' online streaming services.

C-Span will also be live streaming the debate on its YouTube channel and the Washington Post will have an uninterrupted live stream of the debate.

The debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. PT, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The debate will run for 90 minutes, though major networks may host commentary and analysis following the debate.

Presidential debate schedule

Following the first presidential debate, the vice presidential debate will take place on Wednesday, October 7, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be moderated by Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief.

The second presidential debate will take place on Thursday, October 15, at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, and will be moderated by Steve Scully, the senior executive producer of C-SPAN.

Finally, the third presidential debate will take place on Thursday, October 22, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be moderated by Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent and co-anchor of Weekend Today.

These debates are also likely to be aired by every major news outlet on TV and via streaming services. There will also likely be live streams of the debates hosted online by various news outlets.

First Presidential Debate 2020
The seat of the Fox News moderator Chris Wallace is seen as preparations are going on at site of the first US Presidential debate is seen on September 28, in Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-minute debate between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden will be aired on major news networks and streamed online. Getty/Eric Baradat