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How to watch tonight’s second presidential debate: start time, schedule, and streaming

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Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University
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Tonight's second presidential debate comes a day after a report from The Washington Post on Donald Trump’s past comments about women, which have left his campaign in turmoil. The revelations from the report will likely frame the debate between Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump’s performance in this debate will likely be critical to the survival of his campaign after numerous members of his own party have begun to withdraw their support.

The debate kicks off at 9PM ET (8PM CT, 7PM MT, 6PM PT) tonight at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and will take the form of a town hall. Half of the questions will be posed by participants in the audience, while the other half of the questions will be posed by moderator Martha Raddatz, ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of This Week.

Here's how to watch:

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

As with the first debate, a number of web services will be streaming the debate live:

Facebook will be once again partnering with ABC News to stream the debate on Facebook Live, and it’s likely that it will appear on Facebook through other outlets as well.

Twitter has partnered with Bloomberg TV once again, with the stream available at

YouTube will also have a number of steams online from NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, PBS, Washington Post, Univision, and Telemundo.

Other streaming options

Several news organizations will be streaming their own video of the debate, including the The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalPolitico, BuzzFeedand The Huffington Post.

TV options

A number of television networks, including ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, Univision, and many others will be broadcasting the debate live.

Radio options

If listening to the radio is more your style, National Public Radio will be broadcasting the debate beginning at 9PM ET, with host Robert Siegel commentating.

Virtual reality

Altspace VR has once again teamed up with NBC News to stream tonight’s debate in VR.