After the first presidential debate, you’re either raring for more political action, or already have your head planted firmly in your pillow. Either way, here are a few reasons why everyone should watch the Vice Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 4th at 9pm ET.
Moderated by CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano, the debate will be the first chance to see VP noms Tim Kaine and Mike Pence go head-to-head, offering their views on issues ranging from immigration reform to the economic challenges facing the nation.
The debate will last a total of 90 minutes, with each nominee having ten minutes to discuss topics in nine different segments.
With the first presidential debate raising even more questions about Donald Trump’s temperament, the VP debate– while often viewed as less interesting than the presidential debates– has the potential to be very important for the election and perhaps convincing some undecided voters.
If homecourt advantage means anything, Kaine might come out on top, with the debate taking place at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia– the senator’s home state. Another advantage might come from the fact that he has previously worked as an attorney and was a lecturer at Richmond University.
Pence on the other hand, served as a lawyer before becoming serving as a congressman for 12 years and then governor of Indiana. With close ties to the Tea Party, Pence makes some of Kaine’s more conservative policies seem even more left-wing.
Can Kaine help Hillary Clinton earn some of the more conservative voters? Will Pence prepare more successfully than Trump did for the first presidential debate? Will either convince the American people they’re worthy to be the second in-command?
Tune in at 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm ET on Tuesday, October 4th to find out.
How to Watch, Live Stream, and Listen to the Vice Presidential Debate
The debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC and all cable news channels– including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. ABC will also be offering a free live stream on Facebook. You can also stream using Amazon's Fire TV and the CBS All Access, ABC News, or NBC News apps.
Viewers without a cable subscription can view the debate live on CNN.com, for free and without a cable provider login.
Satellite radio subscribers can listen to the debate live on SiriusXM channels, including CNBC (Ch. 112) and CNN (Ch. 116).