Presidential Debates Schedule 2012 - Oct 16- Oct 22
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was held Oct. 3. Find out when the next matchups are scheduled and what the topics are.
Nearly 60 million people tuned in Oct. 3 to watch the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
There will be two more debates before election day on Nov. 6.
Here's the schedule:
Presidential Debate Schedule
|October 3, 2012 - COMPLETE
Topic: Domestic policy
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.
|October 11, 2012
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
The debate covered foreign and domestic topics and was divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The debate was moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News. Raddatz started the debate with the assassination of J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans at the Benghazi consulate on Sept. 11.
|October 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, 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.
|October 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.