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How to watch the final US presidential debate on TV and online

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump presidential debate
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The final countdown.
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Well, it’s finally here. The third (and final!) US presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is tonight (Oct. 19) at 9pm US Eastern time. Just one more to go, folks.

Like a boxing prizefight, the debate will take place in “Sin City,” at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will moderate—the first time an anchor for the network has ever moderated a general election debate. Wallace co-moderated two of this year’s Republican primary debates. Although he did some fact-checking at those debates, he said recently that it’s not his job as moderator to be the “truth squad.”

Everywhere you turn tonight, there the debate will be. This is the last one before Americans vote on Nov. 8.

Here’s how to watch:


You probably know the drill by now. The debate will be broadcast on tons of channels:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • Fox
  • C-SPAN
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Fox News
  • Fox Business
  • Univision

As usual, debate coverage generally begins a few hours before 9pm Eastern time, and it lasts long into the night.

On YouTube

The following networks will have live streams of the debate on their YouTube channels:

On Twitter

Once again, Twitter is teaming up with Bloomberg Politics to stream the debate live. You can watch here.

On Facebook

Facebook will stream ABC News coverage of the debate on Facebook Live. Other news outlets streaming the debate live on Facebook include, but are not limited to:

  • BuzzFeed
  • New York Times
  • C-SPAN
  • Fox News
  • CNBC
  • Univision
  • Telemundo
  • PBS

On other online news outlets

Check these sites for live streams of the debates. (This is not an exhaustive list.)

  • CBS News
  • CNN
  • Daily Caller
  • Fox News
  • Huffington Post
  • NBC News
  • Politico
  • Reuters
  • Telemundo
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Univision
  • Yahoo

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