The first presidential debate was seen, by many at least, as an outright victory for Hillary Clinton. While Donald Trump may have pulled off some of the greatest acting of his career by appearing somewhat “presidential” in the first twenty-or-so minutes, by the end he had fully revealed his true self to more than 80 million viewers.
On Sunday, October 9th, at 9:00 pm ET at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Trump will have another chance to try to convince the American people to view him as a legitimate candidate, this time in a town hall-style meeting.
Half of the questions for the candidates will be posed by undecided voters, selected by the Gallup Organization. The other half of the questions will come from moderators Martha Raddatz (Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of “This Week” on ABC) and Anderson Cooper (CNN Anchor). Each candidate will have two minutes to respond to questions based on public interest topics from social media and perhaps taken from PresidentialOpenQuestions.com.
According to former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, Trump spent the first weekend in October being prepped by another GOP darling, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has been recognized for his successful performances in town hall forums.
It is unclear whether the second debate’s format will be to Clinton or Trump’s advantage, although the Trump camp seems confident that their candidate will succeed by engaging the viewers. On the other hand, the Clinton campaign’s Chairman, John Podesta, has predicted his candidate will excel on Sunday.
Podesta stated in an interview that “[Clinton] is very used to the format. She likes it. She likes answering questions from individual citizens… and that is a format that Donald Trump isn’t as used to… I think it’s a natural format for her.”
Tune in to see the second presidential debate at 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm ET on Sunday, October 9th.
How to Watch, Live Stream, and Listen to the Second Presidential Debate
The debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC and all cable news channels– including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. All the major news networks will also be offering free live streams in addition to those provided by YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Viewers without a cable subscription can view the debate live on CNN.com, for free and without a cable provider login.
Satellite radio subscribers can listen to the debate live on more than a dozen SiriusXM channels, including CNBC (Ch. 112) and CNN (Ch. 116).