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Second Presidential Debate Tuesday

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

Tonight—Tuesday, Oct. 16—the 2012 presidential debates continue with a face-to-face meeting between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

The 90-minute debate, the second of three between the Democratic and Republican nominees for president, will begin at 9 p.m. ET and last approximately 90 minutes. It will be broadcast simultaneously on multiple networks including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, Fox, and Fox News. Univision will also carry the debate translated into Spanish in real time.

The event will take the form of a town meeting in which undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization will ask questions of the candidates on both foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond, followed by an additional minute for moderator Candy Crowley of CNN to facilitate a more open discussion.

Below, find a full rundown of this year's remaining presidential debate schedule courtesy of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

REMAINING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SCHEDULE

Second presidential debate

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Moderated by Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Third presidential debate

  • Monday, Oct. 22, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
  • Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation

The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a 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 discussion of the topic.

Will you be watching tonight's debate? Where from? What are you looking to hear from either candidate? Let us know in the comments.

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