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How to watch tonight’s South Carolina 2020 Democratic presidential debate

The upcoming South Carolina primary is big for several candidates.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Feb 25, 2020

The 10th 2020 Democratic presidential debate will take place Tuesday night in South Carolina, and it comes off a heated debate last week that saw a number of back-and-forths between the candidates.

It will also be a major stage for the candidates to make their pitch ahead of South Carolina’s primary later this week. After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won Nevada’s caucuses—adding to his early momentum in the nomination process—a win in South Carolina for any other candidate could give them staying power in the race.

Seven candidates will take the stage tonight. Here’s what you need to know about, and how to watch, tonight’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate online.


What time is the South Carolina 2020 Democratic debate?

The debate will begin at 7pm CT at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. It is being hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

It will be moderated by CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donell and CBS This Morning co-host Gale King. Others joining the questioning of the candidates include Margaret Brennan, the moderate of Face the Nation, Major Garrett, a CBS Washington correspondent, and Bill Whitaker, a 60 Minutes correspondent.

Which candidates are in the South Carolina debate?

Seven candidates have qualified for the debate. They include:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who is still running for the party’s nomination, did not qualify for the debate.

How to watch the South Carolina 2020 Democratic presidential debate

The debate will be streamed on CBSN, CBS News’ streaming service, and will also appear on BET and CBS.

CBS News is also streaming the debate on its YouTube page. You can watch it here, or below.

How to stream the South Carolina 2020 Democratic presidential debate

1) Hulu with Live TV

watch South Carolina debate democrats 2020 on Hulu with Live TV
  • Cost: $54.95 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.

2) FuboTV

watch South Carolina debate democrats 2020 on FuboTV
  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

3) Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

How to use AirTV with Sling

CBS is not available on any Sling TV package. However, there is an easy workaround. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can gain access to local channels in your Sling TV package. As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services. It’s the only way to watch the Democratic debate using Sling TV.

4) AT&T TV Now

watch South Carolina debate democrats 2020 on at&t tv now
  • Cost: $50-$135 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

5) CBS All Access

watch South Carolina debate democrats 2020 on CBS All Access
CBS All Access

CBS All Access is the network’s answer to Netflix and Hulu. With it, you’ll be able to live stream CBS and the 2019 Grammy Awards. Plus, there are 10,000 episodes of CBS television to binge, including hit shows The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, and of course, the Democratic debate. You’ll also be able to stream CBS All Access exclusives like Star Trek: Discovery.


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*First Published: Feb 25, 2020, 8:41 am CST