Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the final presidential debate of 2016. NPI staff will be watching and sharing impressions of the debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump 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.
We recommend C‑SPAN if you’re livestreaming the debate as opposed to watching it on a cable or broadcast television network.
The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is hosting the debate, which will be moderated by Fox’s Chris Wallace. The format is as follows:
The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond.
Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
Our live coverage begins below.