A schedule of presidential and vice-presidential debates has been released, and the moderator of the first face-off between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney has selected topics.
Redlands-Loma Linda area residents who want to watch can mark their calendars.
Jim Lehrer, executive editor of the PBS NewsHour, will moderate the first debate beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday Oct. 3 in Denver, Colo.
According to an announcement Wednesday Sept. 19 from the Commission on Presidential Debates, Lehrer stated:
Subject to possible changes because of news developments, here are the topics for the October 3 debate, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:
- The Economy - I
- The Economy - II
- The Economy - III
- Health Care
- The Role of Government
The debate will be held at the University of Denver, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The format calls for six 15-minute segments, each focused on one of the issues listed above.
All debates start at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and are expected to last 90 minutes.
Here is the rest of the schedule:
Thursday Oct. 11 - Vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News.
Tuesday Oct. 16 - Second presidential debate, town meeting format, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union.
Monday Oct. 22 - Third presidential debate: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation.
What would you ask the candidates?