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The ultimate fighting championship: Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump

Presidential Debate

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WASHINGTON, U.S. - Monday’s U.S. Presidential debate is being dubbed as a game changer on multiple levels. > Big News Network

For weeks now, global technology giants and news broadcasting companies made a beeline to gain the crucial rights to telecast, many alliances were struck, some even unlikely partnerships were born and now all that remains is a game of wait and watch.

On Monday, as the two people, seen to be America’s most powerful, after the President Barack Obama - take centre stage - they will be battling for more than just votes. 

It is going to be a battle of ideology, a battle of image and strategy - a battle that would have the world’s eyes trained on just the two people who have hogged the global media limelight for months now and hold the power to redefine contemporary American history.

The Presidential Debates, a series that begins on September 26 will lead up to the election day in November. 

On Monday, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will walk through the Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. to pitch their ideas on a myriad of topics that affect each and every American. 

The debate starts at 9 p.m. ET and nominees are set to address issues ranging from America’s direction, achieving prosperity and securing the country. 

While digital dwellers can watch the debate live on Facebook and Twitter, all the major cable and broadcast networks would also provide live coverage of the event. 

As the presidential nominees complete their eleventh-hour tweaks to their campaign strategies, what with the sudden burst of incidents of gun violence over the weekend - the world of broadcast is engaged in its own battle for eyeballs. All broadcast and major cable networks, including CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and ABC News are making their own preparations to beat competition.
The 90-minute debate session, sans any commercial breaks, will have six segments spanning 15 minutes each. Clinton and Trump will go face to face in three such debates through the season. 

Starting with the one on September 26 with the anchor of NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt as the moderator; then on October 9, Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of ABC's program This Week, and Anderson Cooper of CNN will moderate the Presidential town-hall debate and finally wrapping things up in the all-important Final Presidential Debate on October 19 to be moderated by Chris Wallace from Fox News.

Meanwhile, October 4 will see their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence go face to face as Elaine Quijano, an anchor and correspondent for CBS News takes stage to moderate the vice-presidential debate. 

Steve Scully, from C-SPAN, dubbed as the understudy is the backup moderator for all of the debates.

DEBATE SCHEDULE

First Presidential Debate

DATE: September 26

VENUE: Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

MODERATOR: Lester Holt (NBC News)

Vice-Presidential Debate

DATE: October 4

VENUE: Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia

MODERATOR: Moderator: Elaine Quijano (CBS News)

Presidential town-hall debate 

DATE: October 9

VENUE: Washington University in St.Louis

MODERATOR: Anderson Cooper (CNN)

MODERATOR: Martha Raddatz (ABC News)

Final Presidential Debate 

DATE: October 19

VENUE: University of Nevada in Las Vegas

MODERATOR: Chris Wallace (Fox News)

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