Wednesday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m. PBS NewsHour Debates - A Special Report Hosted by the University of Denver, the first debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
The NewsHour's Jim Lehrer will moderate and will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.
Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. PBS NewsHour: Vice Presidential Debate - A Special Report
The debate, held at Centre College in Kentucky, will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question. ABC Foregn Correspondent Martha Raddatz will moderate.
Tuesday, October 16 at 9:00 p.m. PBS NewsHour: 2nd Presidential Debate - A Special Report
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting at Hofstra University in New York, 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. CNN's Candy Crowley will moderate the event.
Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. PBS NewsHour: 3rd Presidential Debate - A Special Report
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy. The event will be held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Tuesday, October 9 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. Frontline - The Choice
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they’ve done and how they would lead America. But there’s more to their stories. In “The Choice 2012,” acclaimed FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Money, Power and Wall Street,” “Top Secret America”) documents the places, people and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November. **Check your local listings for more airings, as this program will repeat. **