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Where to Watch the Oct. 22 Presidential Debate In Hopkins

TV schedules, live stream options, debate-watching parties and more.

Where to Watch the Oct. 22 Presidential Debate In Hopkins

At 8 p.m. Oct. 22, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off on foreign policy in the third presidential debate of the season.

Moderator Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for CBS, will oversee six segments of approximately 15 minutes each. Schieffer will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Schieffer will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

The debate will take place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.

Here are some ways you can catch the action:


Attend a debate-watching party

Viewing parties are taking place across the Twin Cities—both private parties at homes and public ones at local establishments. Here are options for both sides of the political aisle. Do you know of other options? Share them in the comments below.

  • Democrats:  Click here for a full list of Organizing for America events. No local debate-watching parties were listed.
  • Republicans: No local debate-watching parties were listed on the  official Mitt Romney website.
  • Tea Party: The SW Metro Tea Party will watch the debate from 8 to 9:30 p.m., after their regular meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chanhassen Rec Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd., Chanhassen, MN.

Watch on your television

The debate is airing live on numerous channels starting at 8 p.m. Some channels have preview programs, and some have post-debate analysis. Here is a list of what each channel is offering:

  • Tpt2: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • CNN: Preview coverage starts at 6 p.m. Analysis is scheduled for after the debate, with a repeat of the debate at 11 p.m.
  • WCCO: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • KSTP: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • KMSP: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 9:30 p.m.
  • KARE: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • CSPAN: Preview coverage runs 6 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Debate coverage resumes at 8 p.m. and continues through 10:30 p.m.
  • CNBC: Preview coverage starts at 7 p.m. Debate coverage is scheduled through 10 p.m.
  • MSNBC: Debate preview starts at 7 p.m. Coverage continues until midnight, when the network will air the debate again.
  • Fox News: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.

Stream the debate online

Internet users have several options to watch the online. Here are a few possibilities:

Share your thoughts on Patch’s live blog

Hopkins Patch will be hosting a live blog for the debate starting at 7:30 p.m. Jump on and share your impressions of the candidates throughout the debate—or post photos of your debate party.

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