Presidential Debate 2012 Live Stream: Watch Obama, Romney Online HERE (Coverage Start Time 8PM ET Tonight)

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By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor
October 3, 2012|7:29 pm
  • A video screen shows Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama in Columbia, South Carolina January 21, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)
    A video screen shows Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama in Columbia, South Carolina January 21, 2012.

The first Presidential Debate takes place on Wednesday evening and the entire event can be watched online right here on The Christian Post via the live stream video below.

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Pre-debate coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET through the live streaming below, with the full debate scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET.

Alternatively the Presidential Debate is being televised on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, as well as cable news channels C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

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The importance of these debates cannot be underestimated, and how well the two candidates do will be sure to sway millions of undecided voters in swing states. Some have gone as far as saying that whoever comes out on top of the three Presidential Debates will be likely to be in the White House following the November 6 Presidential election.

This first debate will be taking place at the University of Denver in Colorado, with some analysts predicting that up to 80 million will tune in to see President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate on domestic policy issues.

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The debate is scheduled to last for 90 minutes and will be hosted by Jim Lehrer, host of PBS' NewsHour.

Tonight's event will contain six segments with each scheduled to be kept strictly to 15 minutes each. Three segments will focus on the economy, one on health care, another on the role of the government, and the final one on governing.

Following tonight's debate there will be two further presidential debates, which will take place on Oct. 16 and Oct. 22. There will also be a Vice-Presidential debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, which is scheduled to take place on Oct. 11.

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Below is the full schedule of the Presidential Debates 2012:

October 3, 2012
Topic: Domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

The debate will focus on domestic 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.

October 11, 2012
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening 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 question.

October 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

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.

October 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

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The first Presidential Debate is scheduled to commence at 9 p.m. ET, with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET, and can be watched online through the official live stream below.

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