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Hey Presidential Debate Audience, Don’t Forget: You Have to ‘Please Be Quiet’

September 27, 2016, 1:00 AM UTC
Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University
HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Businessman Mark Cuban attends the Presidential Debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Audience members at the first presidential debate on Monday night have been asked to hold their applause through the highly anticipated 90-minute event.

After Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump take the stage in their first debate matchup, the crowd is expected to refrain from making any noise—a far cry from this year’s primary debates, especially the Republican debates, which were chock full of audience involvement.

“There’s no clapping, there’s no cheering, there’s no booing, there’s no sound,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates in an introduction. “Please be quiet.”