When, Where to Watch Tuesday Night's Presidential Debate

Watch with others locally as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to face off in a town hall meeting Tuesday night in New York, the second of the presidential debates.

After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's vice presidential debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy.

The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 6 p.m Pacific time on Tuesday. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

AOL will provide a live stream of the debate.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol.

Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTubeNew York Times cartoon,Democalypse 2012 from The Daily ShowObama vs. Romney on SNL

Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election HubAOL.

Locally here are place you can watch:

  • League of Women Voters Los Altos-Mountain View chapter hosts a debate viewing party in the community room of the Mountain View Public Library. Afterward they invite everyone to stay for a "courteous, respectful, moderated discussion that focuses on the issues and debate performance." 6-7:30 p.m. debate, 7:30-8:30 discussion
  • Democratic Volunteer Center at 350 El Camino Real in Menlo Park beginning at 5 p.m. "Come as you are, and there will be plenty of food," said one volunteer Tuesday afternoon. This center operates in cooperation with the Santa Clara and San Mateo Democratic Party Central Committees, local Democratic clubs, and Organizing for America, President Obama’s grassroots re-election team. 650-327-2923 or mike@demvolctr.org

Full information on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD):

October 16, 2012


Topic: Town hall 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)

According to the CPD, "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)

According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."

Get a recap of who's running in the 2012 Presidential Election and explore past debates on 2012PresidentialElectionNews.com.

In the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, analysts and the American largely named Gov. Mitt Romney the victor. 

In the most recent vice presidential debate, there were mixed reactions to Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. 

Will you be watching the debates? What is the most important topic, in your opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments.

For more of Patch's November 2012 Election Coverage, click here.


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