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This Fox News anchor explains what to expect from the VP debate

FOX News Channel’s Bill Hemmer explains what to expect.

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FOX News Channel’s Bill Hemmer, anchor of news program Bill Hemmer Reports, rehearses on the set of his new show, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Hemmer takes over the 3 p.m. ET news hour that Shepard Smith vacated when he abruptly quit the network late last year.

FOX News Channel’s Bill Hemmer, anchor of news program Bill Hemmer Reports, rehearses on the set of his new show, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Hemmer takes over the 3 p.m. ET news hour that Shepard Smith vacated when he abruptly quit the network late last year.

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Fox News Channel anchor Bill Hemmer recently explained to the Deseret News what to expect in Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City.

Hemmer — host of “Bill Hemmer Reports” onFox News — has been an anchor for 15 years with Fox News. He said Wednesday night’s debate is unique and it presents something for viewers this year.

“Normally these debates are like the tide — they wash in and they wash it out. You don’t really remember a whole lot. ... My feeling is there is a lot of anticipation for this” debate, he told the Deseret News in a phone interview.

“I‘m hoping that issues are discussed, I’m hoping that records are challenged, because they have issues and records on both sides here with Mike Pence and Kamala Harris.”

Hemmer pointed to the plexiglass dividers on the debate stage, saying that it provides a unique aspect for television because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hemmer said people will want to know more about Harris, since she might be relatively unknown in the national sphere.

“This is an extraordinary moment tonight, and Salt Lake is the host,” he said.

So much so it could have ramifications for the next presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Looking forward, Trump and Biden may debate outside. There have been some reports that the debate commission has looked to shifting things outdoors. Some social media critics called to end debates in general due to the chaotic nature of the first presidential debate.

“I am not in favor of ending these debates,” he said. “It is only fair and just for the voter to get a chance to see these men or women go face to face. I am not a fan of ending debates.”