We’re at a crossroads in the election now, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton polling neck and neck across the nation and voters in the swing states primed to make an impact come Nov. 8 on election day. Between now and then, we’ll have a series of presidential debates, beginning with the first one that pits the two major party candidates against one another for the first time on live TV.

What time is it on?

The debate is scheduled to broadcast from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The school also hosted debates in 2008 and 2012.

How can I watch?

You can see the clash happen live on CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, C-SPAN and MSNBC. GateHouse newspapers will also ensure our websites stream the event live, in addition to publishing analysis and a recap at the end of the debate.

Who will moderate?

“NBC Nightly News” Anchor Lester Holt is set to moderate, and after NBC’s Matt Lauer was widely criticized, the Commission on Presidential Debates made a rule that the moderator will have no earpiece. Holt will host six segments of 15 minutes, featuring major topics of Holt’s choosing.

What will they talk about?

According to the CPD, the topics Holt will put the candidates to the test on are: America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America. The topics are subject to change, based upon any new developments in the next few days.

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