What Time is the Vice Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.

The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

AOL will provide a live stream of the debate.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol.

Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election HubAOL.

Where to Watch the Debate in Northeast Ohio:

Barack Obama's Campaign Headquarters, Shaker Square

Mitt Romney's Campaign Center, Richmond Heights

Know of a party we left out? Tell us in the comments!

Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates:

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

October 16, 2012


Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

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
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Don't forget Patch's Presidential Debate Party at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights Oct. 22!

splinter October 11, 2012 at 01:00 PM
HI Carolo- Sort of apples and oranges. Increasing the budget wouldn't necessary lead to more security for the Libya embassy since I believe that budget is global. Security and safety of our people should come first, but that doesn't mean the overall spending could be more effective. There is a lot of waste in gov't. For example, last summer a large number of Congress people had a tax payor funded trip to Scotland in August on a "fact finding mission". Scotland. I've heard is a basically a vacation for them. There's a California rep that bought a villa in Italy and gets a taxpayor funded trip over there all the time. Those types of trips or when a Senator goes to Bagdad for a photo op generates huge expenses with private security companies. We're not only broken, but broken. Congress needs to be reform. However, on this issue, State made a mistake in not supplementing the security. But there are similar risks all over the world at various embassies. They are always vulnerable and we need to think more strategically. For example, do you know we have just as many fulltime musicians in military vs total people in State? Yep, generals like quartets at their cocktail parties. Those who lost their lives were playing a big role in helping transform Libya. The ambassador was an impressive person as were the other folks lost. Not many realize the risk our State personnel take.
Keith Best October 11, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Think about this...What makes people think a First-Term senator who spent most of that First-Term running for another office, is qualified to oversee the world's largest economy? Not only that, he was a First-Term state senator who spent most of that First-Term running for another office. And you wonder why he was lost without TOTUS (teleprompter of the United States) Vote Romney/ Ryan!
Watts October 11, 2012 at 07:46 PM
If I were Biden, I would be all over how politically and ideologically split the Republican ticket is between Romney and Ryan. And with Romney's mad dash to the center, away from everything that he has been campaigning on up until last week, is even more of a mad dash away from what Paul believes in. I would be asking Paul how it feels to have compromised your character to stand shoulder to shoulder with somebody who is now campaigning on everything that Ryan has spent his life campaigning against.
Beth Norquist October 11, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Ohio women should be up in arms against Romney for his vow to repeal Roe vs Wade, for taking away health benefits provided by Obamacare, and much more. He would be a "Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue" for women.
Scott Wilson October 15, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Has anyone watched the movie Obama 2016?


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