Sep 2, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Commission on Presidential Debates announces moderators
The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday announced the moderators for the general election debates: Fox News' Chris Wallace, USA Today's Susan Page, C-SPAN's Steve Scully and NBC News' Kristen Welker.
What to watch: President Trump has previously been a harsh critic of Chris Wallace and attacked NBC as "fake news."
What they're saying: "These are not the moderators we would have recommended if the campaign had been allowed to have any input," Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a statement.
- "One thing is sure: Chris Wallace’s selection ensures that Biden will finally see him face-to-face after dodging his interview requests," he added.
- First presidential debate on Sept. 29: Chris Wallace
- Vice presidential debate on Oct. 7: Susan Page
- Second presidential debate on Oct. 15: Steve Scully
- Third presidential debate on Oct. 22: Kristen Welker
The first and third presidential debates will be held in 15-minute segments, while the vice presidential debate will only allow for 10-minute segments. Candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question.
- The second presidential debate will be held through a town meeting, with audience members posing questions.
- Each debate will air 9pm–10:30pm ET.