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The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday the hosts of the next four presidential debates in the first four primary and caucus states.
Why it matters: This will be the first time Apple News will co-host a presidential debate.
- Jan. 14: CNN will co-host the 7th Democratic debate with the Des Moines Register at Drake University.
- Feb. 7: ABC will co-host the 8th Democratic debate in partnership with WMUR-TV (the local ABC affiliate serving New Hampshire) and Apple News at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- Feb. 19: NBC News will co-host the 9th Democratic debate in Las Vegas with the Nevada Independent, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017.
- Feb. 25: CBS News will co-host the 10th Democratic debate with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and in partnership with Twitter in Charleston, South Carolina at Gaillard Center.
What's next: The next Democratic debate will be held on Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, per Politico, which will host alongside PBS NewsHour.
Our thought bubble: It's worth noting that while Apple News and Twitter are featured as debate co-hosts, Facebook is noticeably absent after co-hosting debates in 2012 and 2016.