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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Liveblogging the 2016 vice presidential debate from the great Pacific Northwest

Good evening, and wel­come to NPI’s live cov­er­age of the 2016 vice pres­i­den­tial debate. NPI staff will be watch­ing and shar­ing impres­sions of the debate between Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee Tim Kaine and Repub­li­can nom­i­nee Mike Pence as it pro­gress­es. The debate, spon­sored by the Com­mis­sion on Pres­i­den­tial Debates, is being broad­cast on all major net­works as well as Face­book and Twit­ter.

Long­wood Uni­ver­si­ty in Far­mville, Vir­ginia is host­ing the debate, which will be mod­er­at­ed by Elaine Qui­jano, CBS News cor­re­spon­dent and anchor.

The for­mat is as fol­lows:

The debate will be divid­ed into nine time seg­ments of approx­i­mate­ly ten min­utes each. The mod­er­a­tor will ask an open­ing ques­tion, after which each can­di­date will have two min­utes to respond. The mod­er­a­tor will use the bal­ance of the time in the seg­ment for a deep­er dis­cus­sion of the top­ic.

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