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What Time is the Final 2012 Presidential Debate?

The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is tonight. Also, look back at the previous three debates.

The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is at 8 p.m. tonight—Oct. 22.

Check below for more information on tonight's debate and the previous debates held leading up to Election Day.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (KMSP), NBC (KARE), CBS (WCCO), ABC (KSTP), PBS (TPT), CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN

Live Streaming Online: You Tube's Election Hub

Live Chat with Twin Cities Residents During the Debates: Lakeville Patch Neighborhood Chat Room

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

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October 3, 2012

Topic: Domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

The debate focused on domestic policy and was divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by the moderator, including health care, government's role and the deficit.

Lehrer opened each segment with a question, after which each candidate was given two minutes to respond. The candidates used the remaining time to discuss the topic.

Reaction: 

  • Who Won the Presidential Debate?
  • Red Arch/Blue Arch Flash Polls Agree: Mitt Romney Won The First Presidential Debate

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October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential

Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate covered both foreign and domestic topics and was divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator asked an opening question, after which each candidate had two minutes to respond. The moderator used the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Reaction: 

  • Who Won the Presidential Debate?

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October 16, 2012

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central 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)

The second presidential debate took the form of a town meeting, in which citizens asked questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each had two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants were undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Reaction: 

  • Who Won the Presidential Debate?
October 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central 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)

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.

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