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Here’s what you need to know about the first presidential debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate each other Tuesday

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.
President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate each other on Tuesday.
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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will square off in the first presidential debate Tuesday night, as the election nears it end.

Here are some quick details about how to watch the event.

When is the first presidential debate?

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. MDT.

Where is the debate happening?

  • Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland.

Who is the moderator?

  • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.

How to watch and stream:

  • Fox News, CNN and MSBC will all cover the event later in the night.
  • ABC, CBS and NBC will carry the entire debate so you can tune into those locations.

The following websites offer some free trials, where you can stream coverage if needed.

What to watch for:

Trump has aimed to discredit Biden in recent weeks. It could hurt him, though, in the first debate, according to CNN.

Biden and Trump will likely not be fact-checked too often during the debate, The New York Times reports.

There will not be a handshake between the two candidates because of the coronavirus pandemic.

How will the candidates impact families?

As the Deseret News reported before, there is little agreement between voters on whether Trump’s tax cut, child care, immigration and other policies have been good for families. It depends what you like. But his record on paid leave gets thumbs up from most.

Caregiving looks to take center stage under a Biden administration, according to the Deseret News.