The second Democratic Party candidate debate will take place this Saturday Night, November 14 at 9 PM ET (8 PM CT, 6 PM PT). There will be many who are looking forward to hearing what the three candidates will have to say, and it is possible to LiveStream the event as well. This is everything you need to know about the second Democratic Debate 2015 Live Stream, TV Schedule, as well as the Start Time with the Candidates Line-up and How to Watch Online.
According to the Observer, there will be two hours scheduled for the broadcast of the three-way match-up between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley. There are only three candidates as Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb dropped their campaigns on October 13th, and current Vice President Joe Biden announced on October 21st that he will not be running. In comparison, the Republicans had eight candidates in their debate last Tuesday, which was their fourth, and this Democratic debate is only the second of its type.
The second Democratic Debate 2015 will take place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with two journalists from the CBS network, one from its local affiliate (KCCI) and one from the paper (Des Moines Register) that will field questions. It will be moderated by John Dickerson, host of CBS's Face the Nation.
CBS news is also going to partner with Twitter on the Democratic debate, with the official hashtag for the event being #DemDebate. Nick Pacilio from Twitter's communications team has told the Observer in a phone call that this is the first time that the social media company has been partnering with a presidential debate. CBS News President David Rhodes says that "Twitter integration will inform our coverage and integrate seamlessly with CBSN, our always-on digital network". Twitter users will be able to contribute to the debate and reflect on the night's events in real time, and will also be able to submit questions, according to TechCrunch.
Vox has stated that having a Democratic debate on a Saturday might not be smart, as it will be on a night and a time-slot where no one will watch it. However, Bustle states that "things are guaranteed to get wild", so this might draw in viewers despite the questionable timeslot.
Considering that the Democratic debate was a target for Saturday Night Live last week when Republican candidate Donald Trump was the host, it will be interesting to see if NBC's live satirical comedy sketch show will attempt to address it with another sketch or just mention it in the Weekend Update.
For those that want to watch the debate online, it can be done here with a link to CBS News. It is also possible to listen to the debate from a CBS's 600 affiliate stations, Radio.com, or one of CBS News mobile apps. The next Democratic debate will take place on Saturday, December 19th, with ABC News.