MSNBC announced Sunday that it will sponsor the next Democratic presidential debate on Feb. 4, Thursday. The event is set to take place at the University of New Hampshire in Durham and will start 9 p.m. Eastern. Now, here is the latest update about Next Democratic Debate start time, TV channel, how to watch online and live stream.
Political Director for NBC News Chuck Todd and former radio host Rachel Maddow are tasked to moderate the discussions. All three Democratic hopefuls, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, are expected to appear at the sixth Democratic debate.
Earlier this week, the campaigns of Democratic front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had agreed to attend in four more debates, with a condition that they were sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), according to BuzzFeed News. In the latest developments, New York Times reported that DNC will meet with the Democratic candidates on Tuesday to discuss the next set of debates.
It is reported that they will talk about the schedule and location of the four more debates, which will most likely happen in March, April, and May.
Though the details have not yet announced, a Sanders campaign source said, "Once dates and cities are locked down, we are looking forward to four additional debates." The same source from Buzzfeed said the Clinton campaign also wants the same thing.
The Sanders Campaigns also want to make sure that the next set of debates will be scheduled to happen before the key remaining contests that award the most delegates. For the previously planned debates - Feb. 11 and March 9 - it will still proceed.
The DNC received many criticism because of the fewer number of Democratic debates. Critics also attacked the bizarre scheduling of the debates. Some of the events happen on weekends compare to the Republican debates that are scheduled on prime-time weeknights.
Campaigns of Sanders and O'Malley argued that the committee is not giving them enough time to make their case for the American voters, in comparison to GOP candidates who are making record-breaking viewers.
There are also accusations that DNC are scheduling the debates in favor of Clinton. The committee denied the assumptions and said the debate schedules are aimed to "maximize" the candidates' exposure.
The sixth Republican debate will happen on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. MSNBC will broadcast the event live starting 9:00 p.m. (ET). Viewers can also see the event at at NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com.