COLORADO SPRINGS — Final preparations are underway in Cleveland, Ohio, on the morning of the first presidential debate of this election season.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off tonight at the Samson Pavilion on the campus of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Whether you are a Trump supporter, a Biden fan, or an undecided voter, here's what to expect during tonight's big show-down and how you can watch it.
Both candidates will debate each other for 90 minutes. The debate will broken up into six, 15-minute segments with no commercial breaks. Trump and Biden will be asked questions on several topics including their records, the U.S. Supreme court, the integrity of the election, COVID-19, race and violence, and the economy.
The debate topics could change depending on the news cycle. Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace will moderate this debate.
Political experts told our news partners at Newsy that this debate is highly anticipated with millions of people expected to tune in and watch.
"We saw four years ago, record viewership of that first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It drew more than 80 million viewers, the most-watched debate in the history of presidential debates," explained Mitchell McKinney, the director of Political Communication at Missouri University. "I fully expect this interest and attention to continuing and particularly during the time that we're in."
Don't forget to join us here on News5 at 6:30 p.m. for our election special. We're breaking down the ballot, including key races, and how this election could shape the state's political future. The presidential debate follows immediately at 7 p.m. on News5.