Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go head-to-head at the first presidential debate on September 26, 2016. The highly anticipated event is expected to draw millions of viewers – potentially making it the most viewed presidential debate, surpassing the 80 million who watched Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Here’s what you need to know for Monday:
Who is hosting the first 2016 presidential debate?
NBC and Hofstra University is hosting the first 2016 presidential debate.
Where is the first presidential debate being held?
The ninth Democratic presidential debate is at Hofstra University in New York.
How many times has Hofstra University hosted a presidential debate?
Hofstra University has hosted a presidential debate for three election cycles in a row, starting in 2008. This makes it the only university to ever host three consecutive presidential debates.
What time is the debate?
The debate starts at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
Who will be participating in the debate?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be on the debate stage on Thursday. Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian party nominee Gary Johnson did not meet the 15% threshold to make it onto the debate stage.
Who will moderate the debate?
Lester Holt, Anchor of NBC Nightly News, will moderate the first presidential debate.
How can I watch the first presidential debate?
The three presidential debates will be simulcast across the major networks and cable channel – ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Univision, or C-SPAN. Those channels will also stream online – and you can follow us on Twitter @IAgreetoSee to get the latest.
When is the next presidential debate?
The next 2016 presidential debate is at Washington University in St. Louis, MO on October 9. There will also be a vice presidential debate on October 4.
Will Gennifer Flowers attend the first 2016 presidential debate?
Donald Trump threatened to invite Gennifer Flowers, the woman who Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship decades ago, after he heard Mark Cuban would be sitting in the front row.
Flowers has said she is planning to come to the Monday debate, but it is unclear if the Trump campaign is planning on inviting her.