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How to Watch Trump vs. Clinton in Monday’s Presidential Debate

September 26, 2016, 11:00 AM UTC

The first presidential debate of the general election kicks off Monday night at 9 p.m. EST, held at New York’s Hofstra University.

Unlike during the primary season, the three upcoming debates are hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates, not individual networks, meaning the options to watch will be more varied than ever.

Fortune and Time will providing the latest breaking updates and reaction as the debate unfolds. You can watch the debate live on Fortune here.

NBC’s Lester Holt is moderating the first match-up between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday, while ABC’s Martha Raddatz, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate the other two presidential debates. CBS News’ Elaine Quijano will moderate the vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence.

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Here’s how to watch Monday’s 90-minute debate:


The event will be broadcast on most major TV channels, including ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Univision.


News organizations including Fortune, NBC News, PBS, Fox News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Telemundo will all be live-streaming the debates on YouTube, Google said.


Facebook will serve as the exclusive media sponsor for the first and third debates, according to the Commission. The social media platform says it will be using Facebook Live to broadcast what’s happening onsite, as well as an interactive touch screen to show the conversation as it advances.

Facebook announced last week that it would be partnering with ABC News to live-stream each of the debates.

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Twitter is teaming up with Bloomberg exclusively to stream all three of the presidential debates, in addition to the vice presidential debate. Viewers can tune in by going to, or by checking out Twitter’s Moments feature.

Various news organizations, including Bloomberg, will also be posting clips of the debate on their accounts.


Snapchat is creating a “Live Story” of compilations from each debate, which can be viewed through the smartphone app.

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CBS News is partnering with Instagram to show a curation of Instagram Stories from its anchors and correspondents on its live-stream on and CBS News mobile apps, the network said.

Virtual Reality

NBC has teamed up with virtual reality software company AltspaceVR to live-stream the debate in 360 degrees, Fortune’s Jonathan Vanian reports.

Users of VR headsets like Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the Samsung Gear VR will be able to take part in virtual “debate watch parties” through the AltspaceVR app. Those without the gear can also tune in to the 2-D viewing experience using a PC or Mac, NBC said.