Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will take the stage tonight for the third and final presidential debate of this election. Topics will include debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president.
The debate -- moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace -- will take place at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. It's scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), and will consist of six 15-minute segments that focus on each of the topics listed above. There will be no commercial breaks.
With fewer than three weeks to go before the November 8 election -- and early voting already underway in some states -- Trump is trailing in most polls. Expect Clinton to press Trump on the slew of allegations of sexual misconduct following the release of a 2005 video of him boasting and joking about sexual assault. (Trump dismissed his crude comments on the tape as "locker room banter," and he has denied all of the subsequent allegations of unwanted sexual contact.)
Trump, meanwhile, will likely seize on the slow burn of messy emails that continue to emerge from the Clinton campaign. In addition to hacked campaign emails popping up on WikiLeaks (the Clinton campaign will not confirm or deny the veracity of the emails), a message that surfaced earlier this week raised questions of a suggested "quid pro quo" arrangement in which the State Department would offer concessions to the FBI if the investigative agency would change the classification certification of one of the emails on Clinton's private email email server. The classification was left unchanged, and the Clinton campaign said it was not aware of the dialogue, but Trump has referred to the incident as "worse than Watergate."
The debate will be widely available on TV and online. Here are just some of the different ways to tune in:
- The debate will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Fox News, MSNBC and PBS. (Note: CNET is a subsidiary of CBS.)
- A live stream of the debate will also be available for free on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
- CBS News will also provide a free live stream through its CBSN service, which is available on Android, iPhone and iPad, Roku, Fire TV, and on the web. (The CBS News YouTube stream is also embedded above.)
Want to follow along or contribute to the conversation on social media? Use the hashtags #Debates and #Debates2016.
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