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PBS NEWSHOUR Debates 2016

Airs Monday, Sept. 26, Tuesday, Oct. 4, Sunday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV & FM

PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill.

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Above: PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill.

2016 Campaign Connection

Your roundup of the 2016 Presidential Campaign from PBS, NPR and across public media. Connecting you to in-depth reporting and analysis on the candidates and the issues this election year.

The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the presidential and vice presidential candidates’ debates. These debates are part of PBS Election 2016 coverage. Get trusted, in-depth and independent election coverage with a comprehensive schedule of news, public affairs, documentary and corresponding digital programming.

Monday, Sept. 26 - Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt moderates the first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) of the presidential candidates’ debates followed by analysis (30 minutes), co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with New York Times columnist David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent John Yang on location.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano moderates the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate followed by analysis (30 minutes), co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent Lisa Desjardins on location.

Sunday, Oct. 9 - Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

ABC's chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of "This Week" Martha Raddatz and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper moderate the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) of the presidential candidates’ debate followed by analysis (30 minutes), co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent Lisa Desjardins on location.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace moderates the final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) of the presidential candidates’ debates followed by analysis (30 minutes), co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent John Yang on location.

WATCH AND INTERACT WITH EVERY PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SINCE 1960

Explore this interactive feature from PBS NEWSHOUR in partnership with the Commission on Presidential Debates.

  • Browse full debates and highlights.
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Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."

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