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How to stream the third and final Trump-Clinton presidential debate

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Andrew Couts


Posted on Oct 19, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:38 pm CDT

Congratulations, America, you’ve survived to the third and final debate of the 2016 election

Tonight, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head for what could be the most consequential hour and a half of the election—or,  you know, 90 minutes of bitter personal attacks that neither illuminate the policies of the candidates nor strengthen our democracy. Whichever comes first.

Fortunately, watching the 2016 presidential debates is easier than ever. Here’s a quick guide to the start time, streams, and key info about the third Trump-Clinton presidential debate. 

What time is the third debate?

It starts at 9pm ET/6pm PT. 

Who’s moderating?

Fox News host Chis Wallace.

Where’s the debate taking place?

Las Vegas! Really—the last presidential debate is taking place in Sin City itself. Specifically, it’ll be at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Which television channels are airing the debate?

All the ones you’d expect, including: CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, PBS, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, C-SPAN, C-SPAN 2, Azteca, Univision, and Telemundo.

How do I stream the third presidential debate?

Just click play on the video below, courtesy of C-SPAN: 

YouTube partnered with a slew of different outlets, each of which will have their own livestream. If you’d prefer a different stream, here are your options: 

If YouTube’s not your thing, you can also stream via CBS News Live or Reuters TV.

Is anything weird going to happen? 

Yes, probably. This isn’t a town hall, like the second debate was, so don’t expect any Ken Bone action. But this is the 2016 election between Trump and Clinton—all bets are off.

What can I expect from Trump and Clinton during the debate?

Anything’s possible, but you can expect to see Trump go on the attack against Clinton over the recent WikiLeaks revelations (like her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs), Benghazi (the mother of U.S. diplomat Sean Smith, who died in the infamous 2012 attack, will be at the debate), and Clinton’s overall record. Hey, we might even hear about former President Bill Clinton‘s infidelities and alleged sex crimes.

For Clinton, the mission is do no harm. Clinton leads Trump by around 7 points on average, and she holds comfortable leads in key swing states like Pennsylvania and North Carolina that Trump must win to secure the White House. 

Then again, this is 2016 we’re talking about here—anything could happen.

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*First Published: Oct 19, 2016, 2:37 pm CDT