2020 Presidential & Vice Presidential debates

Scheduled debates

Each of the 2020 presidential debates, as well as the vice presidential debate, will air live on all major networks. The Washington Post will also live-stream the debates.

First presidential debate:Tuesday, September 29, 9-10:30 PM ET
Format:Six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate.
Moderator:Chris Wallace
Location:Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
CandidatesJoe Biden (D), Donald Trump (R)
First vice presidential debate:Wednesday, October 7, 9-10:30 PM ET
Format:Nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each.
Moderator:Susan Page
Location:The University of Utah, Salt Lake City
CandidatesKamala Harris (D), Mike Pence (R)
Second presidential debate:Thursday, October 15, 9-10:30 PM ET (CANCELLED)
Format:Town meeting. Questions will come from uncommitted local voters.
Moderator:Steve Scully
Location:Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
CandidatesJoe Biden (D), Donald Trump (R)
Third presidential debate:Thursday, October 22, 9-10:30 PM ET
Format:Six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate.
Moderator:Kristen Welker
Location:Belmont University, Nashville
CandidatesJoe Biden (D), Donald Trump (R)

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