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FOX GOP Debate 2016 Live Stream Free (Jan. 28): TV Schedule, Start Time, Republican Candidates Lineup

( [email protected] ) Jan 26, 2016 09:51 AM EST
Fox News announced that it will live stream the Thursday night's GOP Debate to all, without authentication. For viewers who have internet connection, they can watch the event online via Fox News' website. The next Republican debate will happen on Jan. 28, before the Iowa causes come close.
Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Governor John Kasich, Governor Chris Christie, Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson and former Governor Jeb Bush pose together before the start of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Fox News announced that it will live stream the Thursday night's GOP Debate to all, without the need for any authentication. For viewers who have internet connection but don't have a TV, they can watch the event online via Fox News' website. The next Republican debate will happen on Jan. 28, before the Iowa causes come close.

Aside from online streaming, viewers have other options to tune in. They can watch via Fox News TV channel, Fox New radio, Fox News Mobile and FOX News Go app.

To capture a wider number of audiences, Fox News teamed up with Google and Youtube. Viewers can now interact with the debate through the Google Trends homepage. Live data from Google will help to inform which questions are asked during the GOP debate. On another hand, a selection of YouTube celebrities is invited to air their questions for the Republican candidates.

The last Republican debate attracted more than 11 million TV viewers, according to CNN. Moreover, Fox Business Network said another 1.1 million viewers watched the event via online streaming.

Fox News also announced the criteria for candidates who will participate in the primary debate and the 7 PM undercard debate. For candidates to qualify in the primary debate, they have to be in the top six nationally or place within the top five in New Hampshire or Iowa. For the other candidates who will not make it to the list, they will be invited to the earlier debate, which will start at 7 pm.

The main debate is scheduled at 9 PM ET. It will be moderated by Special Report anchor Bret Baier, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace and The Kelly File anchor Megyn Kelly.

Meanwhile, Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Megyn Kelly shouldn't be "allowed" to moderate next week's debate, Business Insider published. Trump also said he might skip the upcoming GOP debate because of the anchor.

The real-estate tycoon continues to air his attacks against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, less than a week before the next GOP presidential primary debate.

Last week, Trump posted on Twitter that because of Kelly's "conflict of interest," she "should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate."

The Republican candidate has repeatedly lashed out Fox News, with many of his attacks aim at Kelly. Trump also drew criticisms after he made a remark on Kelly that many interpreted as "war against women." However, Trump cleared that he was being misinterpreted.

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