NPR Coverage of the Presidential Debates

(Rochester, NY) – WXXI continues its 2012 Election coverage by bringing listeners NPR's live coverage of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate in October. Each debate will begin at 9 p.m. and will last 90 minutes. After each debate concludes, AM 1370 provides analysis from NPR Senior Washington editor Ron Elving, NPR's political analysts E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti, and several NPR policy reporters who will be standing by. Listeners will also hear insights from NPR's traveling campaign reporters and a national political correspondent, who will join from the debate sites.

 Below is the compete schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 3 at 9 p.m., University of Denver, Denver, Colorado Jim Lehrer, executive editor of NEWSHOUR, moderates the first debate. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate.
  • Tuesday, October 11 at 9 p.m., Centre College, Danville, Kentucky (vice presidential debate) Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News, moderates the debate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine segments.
  • Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York Candy Crowley CNN chief political correspondent and anchor of CNN’s State of the Union, moderates the second presidential debate, which will take the form of a town meeting. Citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate 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.
  • Monday, October 22 at 9 p.m., Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator, Face the Nation, moderates the debate. The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six segment topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. 



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