Friday, September 23, 2016

Trump-Clinton First Debate When-Where-Time-Debate Rules

Monday's throw down debate could top out at 100 million viewers, making it the biggest political event in history.
First Debate 2012 (David Goldman / Associated Press)
Commission: Both Candidates Must Stand for First Debate
Trump, a Republican and Clinton, a Democrat, will face each other at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The debate is scheduled Monday September 26th to start at 9 p.m.ET. 6 P.M. Arizona Time 
WHICH TV CHANNELS WILL CARRY IT? The debate will broadcast live on every network and cable news network: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, and MSNBC. New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU, however, will be carrying the Saints-Falcons game. 
**Exclusive**Fri Sep 23 2016 11:30:40 ET
If presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton slips into a coughing fit or any other medical crisis during Monday's high-stakes debate, she will have to power through, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned!
"There are no commercial breaks," a commission source explains. "Period."
Debate moderator Lester Holt does not have the authority to cut away from the stage during the epic 90-minute showdown. And microphone audio for either of the candidates is not to be manipulated.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to be eye-level with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when the two debate Monday night.
According to the Drudge Report, Clinton, who is 5’4″, has been demanding a step-stool behind her podium so that she can be eye-to-eye with Trump, who stands at 6’2″.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The presidential debate commission settled an early flashpoint when Clinton demanded a step-stool at the podium to add height to her 5'4" frame. Campaign Chairman John Podesta expressed concern that Hillary would be dwarfed by 6'2" Trump. The request was quickly rejected. The commission which oversees the debate is allowing for a custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature.