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GOP Republican Debate 2015 Live Stream Now, CNN Start Time: How to Watch Online, Schedule, TV Listings, and Time

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The Republican Party is about meet up again for another debate, and it is the fifth and last one for 2015.  This time, CNN will be the broadcasting network for it, and here is How to Watch Online and Live stream the debate, Schedule, TV Listings, and Time.
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson. Getty Images

The Republican Party is about meet up again for another debate, and it is the fifth and last one for 2015.  This time, CNN will be the broadcasting network for it, and here is How to Watch Online and Live stream the debate, Schedule, TV Listings, and Time. 

According to The Observer, The CNN Facebook Republican Primary Debate can be streamed online from the CNN home page on the night of the debate, and users of CNN mobile apps can watch it on their smartphone or tablet as well. 

CNN has been showing the debates for free since it hosted the second Republican debate last September, and its live stream of the October Democratic debate was a huge ratings success with 15.3 million overall viewers.  The Hashtag for the second screen conversation will be #GOPDebate. 

According to Fortune, anyone who has an Internet connection will be able to watch the Republican convention for free, with no log-in or password required. As mentioned before, this would be the second time that CNN has shown a GOP debate online for free, which many believe is odd because it cuts against the views of some in the cable industry, because free streaming undercuts the business model of paying for content on the television.  CNN believes that the debate is a matter of public interest, so they are showcasing it without price, unlike Fox News and MSNBC. 

Another concern over the livestreaming of the debate is whether or not CNN has the technology necessary to pull it off.  Some may recall Fox News attempt coverage of the first primary debate last August, but the last one with Fox Business News did very well with over 1.4 million views.  Alex Wellen, the Chief Product Officer at CNN, has stated that the network handled over four million streams during the previous debate and covered one time with one million streaming concurrently. 

CNN will be working with Salem Media, a radio broadcaster in order to air the debate on many Christian-oriented radio stations.  For more information on the candidates and where they stand at the polls, be sure to read a separate article here

The Fifth and last 2015 Republican debate will take place at the Venetian in Las Vegas on CNN at 6:00 PM ET and 8:30 ET on Tuesday, December 15, and will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer.  The next presidential debate will be the Democratic debate on Saturday, December 19th, which will be live streamed free by ABC News.  After a small break from the holidays, Fox Business Network will host its second Republican debate on Thursday, January 14 at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, two days after President Barrack Obama's last State of the Union address. 

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