Tonight is the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Be sure to tune in so you can be informed before you vote in November!
Here's what you need to know:
- The debate will begin at 9pm ET and will be moderated by "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
- It will be aired on major networks and last for 90 minutes with no commercials and no breaks. It will also be streamed online.
- The debate will be divided into six segments of 15 minutes each, with two segments focusing on each of the three topics: America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity (the economy), and Securing America (national security and foreign policy)
- Due to the results of a coin toss, the first question of the night will go to Hillary Clinton and then the same question will then be asked to Donald Trump. In the second segment, the order will be reversed, with the lead-off question going to Trump, then Clinton, and so on.
- Each segment will begin with a question, and then the candidate will have two minutes to respond, and then the other candidate will have two minutes to respond. This will then be followed by ten minutes of open debate and discussion.