Oct 15, 2012
Debate coverage begins with POWER & POLITICS WITH EVAN SOLOMON at 5 p.m. ET
CBC News Network has live coverage tomorrow night of the Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Debating in a town meeting setting and taking questions directly from undecided voters, Obama and Romney will debate domestic and foreign policy. In round 1, Romney came out swinging. Who will lead in Round 2? Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET on CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca, where the debate streams live, and is hosted by Evan Solomon. Canadians can join the conversation, with featured comments on-screen and a live online chat during the debate, hosted at CBCNews.ca. Following the debate, THE NATIONAL with Peter Mansbridge will feature a round-up and look at the key points made by each candidate. The National airs at 10 p.m./10:30 NT on CBC-TV and at 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.
Canadians can join the conversation by adding #PnPCBC to their tweets, which will be displayed across the bottom of the screen during the debate. Coverage will continue afterwards with analysis from Solomon, CBC News political reporter Susan Bonner, and CBC's national affairs editor Chris Hall.
And log on to CBCNews.ca for a live chat before, during and after the debate from 8:30 to 11 p.m. ET with Solomon, Hall, Keith Boag, Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mark Gollom.
CBC News is Canada's destination for the U.S. presidential election. CBC News' award-winning team of political journalists has the stories and analysis that will make sense to Canadians of this pivotal election. Featuring in-depth reporting from our team, including chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, Evan Solomon, Neil Macdonald, Susan Bonner, Paul Hunter, Keith Boag, David Common, Michael Colton, Jennifer Westaway, and others, who will bring Canadians the stories that matter most to them. Broadcasting and engaging Canadians across all of CBC News' platforms (TV, radio, online, digital), CBC News will broadcast all of the presidential and vice-presidential debates, as well as feature unique and rich background stories from across the U.S. heartland, Washington DC, and key voting states. CBC News is Canada's choice on election night, Tuesday November 6.
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For further information, or to request interviews, contact:
Corey Black, News and Current Affairs Publicist, CBC