At 8 p.m. Oct. 16, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off at Hofstra University in the second presidential debate of the season.
The town hall-style debate will be moderated by CNN contributor Candy Crowley.
Here are some ways you can catch the action.
Attend a debate-watching party
Viewing parties are taking place across the Twin Cities—both private parties at homes and public ones at local establishments. Here are options for both sides of the political aisle. Do you know of other options? Share them in the comments below.
- Democrats: Organizing for America—Minnesota is hosting several debate-watching parties, including one in nearby Hopkins. The debate-watching parties start at 6:30 p.m. Click here for a full list of Organizing for America debate-watching parties.
- Republicans: AM 1130 talk show hosts Bob Davis and Tom Emmer, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, are hosting a debate-viewing party at both Poor Richards and the Water Street Inn. There will prizes given away, including a pair of tickets to see the The Who at the Target Center on November 27. The party runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Watch on your television
The debate is airing live on numerous channels starting at 8 p.m. Some channels have preview programs, and some have post-debate analysis. Below is a list of local offerings:
- Tpt2: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
- CNN: Preview coverage starts at 6 p.m. Analysis is scheduled for after the debate, with a repeat of the debate at 11 p.m.
- WCCO: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
- KSTP: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
- KMSP: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 9:30 p.m.
- KARE: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
- CSPAN: Preview coverage runs 6 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Debate coverage resumes at 8 p.m. and continues through 10:30 p.m.
- CNBC: Preview coverage starts at 7 p.m. Debate coverage is scheduled through 10 p.m.
- MSNBC: Debate preview starts at 7 p.m. Coverage continues until midnight, when the network will air the debate again.
- Fox News: Debate coverage 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
Stream the debate online
Internet users have several options to watch the online. Here are a few possibilities:
If you're watching or streaming at home, you should also check out our debate live chat to share your thoughts with other debate watchers.