The first presidential debate is fast approaching. On Monday, Sept. 26, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off for the first time in this election. The Hill is reporting that this will be the most watched presidential debate ever, with an estimated 100 million people tuning in. All the major television networks will be airing the debate, making it easily accessible to voters across the country.
All three debates will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, in addition to all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. This will make it hard for anybody to miss watching not only the first, but all three, of the presidential debates. This is the last leg of the race before election day on Nov. 8, so it's critical that all voters, especially those who are still undecided about which candidate to back, tune on Monday night.
If you're one of the many people who no longer have a television in your home and are worried about missing the debate coverage, Twitter has got your back. The popular social media platform established a deal with Bloomberg Media back in July that will allow Twitter to livestream Bloomberg Television's broadcast for both the presidential debates and the vice presidential debates, according to Variety.
Variety also reports that Twitter will host Bloomberg Politics programming 30 minutes before and after each debate. The special programming will be hosted by Bloomberg Politics managing editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Of course, because this is Twitter after all, the video footage of the debate will accompanied by relevant Tweets cued from the social media platform.
The Twitter livestream is a first for presidential debates and will make the opportunity for voters to view coverage even more substantial. According to CNNMoney, AOL and Facebook will also team up to livestream the debates. The two companies will broadcast the footage via Facebook Live.
These livestreams will allow citizens of the United States to tune in to the debates as Clinton and Trump discuss important political topics. The Commission On Presidential Debates (CPD) released the three subjects that will be addressed on Monday. Lester Holt, moderator of the first debate, chose America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America as the evening's topics.
Make sure you tune in to the debates on Monday, Sept. 26. Whether you follow along on Twitter or flip on your TV the ole' fashioned way, it's important to stay informed as Election Day gets closer.