Guide to the presidential debates
As CBS News political director John Dickerson said Friday on "CBS This Morning," President Obama may have momentum on his side, but Mitt Romney has a shot at changing the dynamic of the race in the upcoming presidential debates.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the three presidential debates and the vice presidential debate:
October 3, 9 p.m. ET: Domestic Policy
Moderator: PBS NewsHour host and executive editor Jim Lehrer
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Format: The 90-minute debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments on domestic policy topics selected by the moderator. Lehrer announced that there will be three segments on the economy, a discussion on health care, and a segment on the role of government and governing. Lehrer noted the subjects could change based on news developments.
October 11 Vice Presidential Debate, 9 p.m. ET: Foreign and Domestic Policy
Moderator: ABC News chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
Format: The 90-minute debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments covering both foreign and domestic policy.
October 16, 9 p.m. ET: Foreign and Domestic Policy
Moderator: CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
Format: This debate will be formatted as a town hall meeting. Undecided voters, selected by Gallup, will ask the candidates domestic and foreign policy questions.
October 22, 9 p.m. ET: Foreign Policy
Moderator: CBS News chief Washington correspondent and host of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Format: The 90-minute debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments on foreign policy topics selected by the moderator.
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