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How to watch tonight's final presidential debate: start time, topics, and streaming

Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Tonight marks the final presidential debate of the 2016 campaign trail, with only a couple of weeks left until election day. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers have been rising, but she’s faced scrutiny over leaked emails from campaign chair John Podesta. Trump has continued to deal with the fallout from describing sexually assaulting women in a 2005 tape, while asserting that the election is being rigged against him.

Like previous ones, the third debate will start at 9PM ET and run commercial-free for 90 minutes. It’s being held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who will ask questions on debts and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots, and fitness to be president.

Here’s how to watch:

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Like before, major web services will be streaming the debate live.

Facebook is partnering with ABC News on a Facebook Live stream, and it’s likely that it will appear on Facebook through other outlets as well.

Twitter has partnered with Bloomberg TV again to stream the event at debates.twitter.com.

YouTube will also have steams online from NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, PBS, The Washington Post, The New York Times, C-SPAN, Univision, and Telemundo, among others.

Other streaming options

You can also find some of these streams (plus some commentary) straight from news outlet websites, like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, and C-SPAN.

TV options

Just about every major news network, including ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, and Univision — is streaming the debate, so you shouldn’t have to search too much to find one.

Virtual reality

As before, NBC and AltspaceVR have partnered for a debate watch party in virtual reality.

We’re almost to the end. Stay strong.


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