Guide to the presidential debates

Stage hand workers adjust the Commission on Presidential Debates logo on October 6, 2008 inside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where US Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will debate October 7, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) PAUL J. RICHARDS

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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