The only 2020 Vice Presidential Debate takes place on Wednesday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET. This Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will share the debate stage in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall.
USA Today bureau chief Susan Page will moderate the debate, and if you’re reading this you have access to a device that will be able to view it. Every major television network including Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS, and on cable channels like CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, and Fox News will be airing the event live in its entirety.
It will be also available via live stream on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. An audio version of the debate will also be broadcast on National Public Radio. ABC News and The Washington Post have already announced they will stream it live on their websites.
In a change made via the Commission on Presidential Debates because of President Donald Trump testing positive for Covid-19, there will be a piece of plexiglass between Pence and Harris, and the two candidates will sit 13 feet away from each other instead of the planned seven feet.
The Commission on Presidential Debates has yet to release the topics for the debate. The format calls for nine 10-minute time segments dedicated to topics which are chosen by Page. With the recent developments at the White House, including the announcement of Supreme Court nominee Amy Comey Barrett turning into a Covid-19 superspreader event, it’s likely these topics will be adjusted for current events.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to meet for two more debates: October 15 in Miami, and October 22 in Nashville. But with the current health of the President in question due to the coronavirus, there could still be adjustments to the planned schedule or format.