Former CNN host Larry King will moderate a debate between third-party candidates in Chicago coming up on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. This debate will not include President Obama or Governor Romney but it will be available streamed online as well as broadcast live on a few cable channels.

Air Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9pm et

Live Stream: Ora.TV (Oct 23, 2012)

TV Channels: Link TV, Al Jazeera English, RT America

Promo Video:

Report from CBS News:

Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.

The former CNN giant will guide next Tuesday’s debate in Chicago, which will be broadcast on the Internet. The candidates taking part are the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson.

King told The Associated Press it’s clear none of them will win the election, but said they all deserve a voice in the presidential race.

Democrats and Republicans are keeping tabs on Johnson and Goode, two ex-Republicans who could be factors in key battleground states.

“They have a story to tell. It’s a valid story,” King said. “It’s a two-party system, but not a two-party system by law.”

The debate was organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, which has criticized the debates between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for excluding third-party candidates and coming off as too programmed.

Organizers say at-home viewers will be encouraged to submit real-time questions on social media websites such as Twitter, where they’ll get King’s attention with the “AskEmThisLarry” hashtag.

Might be an interesting broadcast to watch as a voter since there will be more than just 2 viewpoints presented on a variety of topics.


From the comments, appears that Link TV and Al Jazeera English will carry this debate on cable at 9pm et this Tuesday. Check your local or satellite listings to see if you receive either channel. Also, C-SPAN has not confirmed whether they will broadcast the debate or not, we will update on Tuesday with a more accurate list of outlets for this debate.


  1. What a pity. This is a genuine NEWS event. The media SHOULD be all over this, because it’s never been done before.

      • Ball:

        It would help your sales pitch if you told people that Dennis Andrew Ball is the candidate of the AMERICAN PARTY–which used to be Ross Perot’s AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY.

        Gives you a lot more credibility and built-in support.

  2. I can’t wait. I’m sure it will be Informing as well as entertaining. I was thinking of voting third party if one was good enough and I’m still waiting on my absentee ballot. But I’m afraid it wont air before I have to send my vote. But It really don’t matter too much what the candidates say but what they do normally. But I think candidates are more likely to be truthful in a debate like this. But I’ve been wrong before. I need to study up on these guys cuz the only one I even looked up was Gary Johnson. I used to have a “don’t vote third party at all view” but Gary Johnson said that we should vote different to help end this “two parties control all thing. And I know we’ll need a lot more people than just a few to make that happen. But I’m about willing to give it a try expecially since I don’t like the lying compromisers or the dishonest socialists. And I’m not trying to name call. There just titles I think seem to fit those guys.

    • What is I mean I’m not insulting their intelligence or any thing I was just giving them terms that seem to fit their characteristics.

      • Rodger:

        I saw that comment as perfectly even-handed. Don’t think you needed to explain it.

        I think we would find that a strong move to third party would force the main parties to find candidates of finer character.

        After all, as noted elsewhere, a high of 42% of us didn’t like either party this year–and it’s still 38% who would like a different choice.

    • Rodger:

      I am also looking forward to it. The real pity is that it didn’t occur as SOON as we knew that the Republican-Democratic debate commission was stonewalling.

      If this debate had occurred RIGHT after the conventions, my guess is that there would be a LOT of talk about at least ONE of these candidates.

      It will be interesting to see if they talk past each other, or whether they find ways to agree. Also, it should be good, because they will probably attack both major candidates. wouldn’t it be great if it determined the winner!

  3. Nate: The Third party debate will be broadcast on Al Jazeera English, Russia Today and Link TV will be broadcasting.

    “Link TV will also carry Al Jazeera English’s broadcast in areas where the network still isn’t available on the cable dial. In addition, Russia Today announced plans Friday to air the debate on the RT America television network and on The debate will also be streamed by Ora TV, home to Larry King’s online talk show, and on Free and Equal’s site.

    A C-SPAN spokesman told HuffPost that the network is currently looking into whether or not to carry the debate.”

  4. COME ON NOW, When do I get a Break?
    Put Larry back in the Coffin along with his Suspenders and BLOW TIE, the walking dead, kiss Ass Larry never asked a hard question, EVER, Sounds like a set up for Failure, Like Dracula giving You A “NECK MESSAGE”, put Dracula back in the BOX and get a younger more energetic intelligent, Open Minded person that Reflects the USA public, not an old fart that, couldn`t keep a wife, couldn`t ask the important questions, MAN who only is His money Empty Suit. GET SOMEONE ELSE.

    • Peter:

      These are people who don’t have a chance to win the election–because they have been silenced. So we should give them an opportunity to speak freely–with an audience. Let’s see what the major candidates are afraid to say.

      As for the two-party debates, the best thing we could do is have a bell or buzzer, so we can see who is not organized enough to speak within time limit–and is selfish and disrespectful enough to keep talking after his time is up.

    • Peter:

      Larry King is not writing the questions for the debate, he is simply the moderator. One of the journalists doing that is Thom Hartmann. Take a minute to check him out and I think you will be happy to know he is writing the questions.

  5. Goebbels often said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State” & Hitler said: “what good fortune for governments that the people do not think.”

    “Let’s see what the major candidates are afraid to say.” The Truth

    The “dumbing down” of Americans is complete. If there was ever a “crisis not to be wasted,” it was the debacle that made it’s presence in 2007. Here we are in 2012 and the “Two Party System” continues to strive while Americans debate amongst themselves as to who they will allow in office to continue fleecing the Middle Class. It really is all about “whales and plankton.” The “system” must find a way to expand and fatten up the plankton in order to continue feeding the whales but the plankton have no one to blame but themselves. I am a WHALE.

  6. A Guess: The author left out RT America is one of the one airing because its more hardcore and they dont like that so including only link tv and Al jazeera

    • No conspiracy, just an oversight. it is added above. As I stated, I will post again on Tuesday with the final details including all the broadcast outlets, etc… I’ve never heard of RT America for that matter.

      • Nate: RT, also known as Russia Today, is a state/government-funded multilingual Russian-based television channel.

  7. If Mitt gets into the White House — expect An American Tragedy!

    Mormon Mitt won’t allow Catholic Ryan to be anything but his doormat (to be disposed of when the time comes).

    His 5 Mormon Sons are getting groomed to take over…and create a Dynasty of little Mormon Mitts for decades to come!

    Now, that is truly scary!

  8. Surfisher I will refer back to Romney’s speech on religion and politics. He isn’t the best candidate but it was a good speech. What an ignorant comment you made. Hopefully you aren’t on the same side as me.

  9. Knock ’em dead Gary! You should be standing next to Mitrock Obomney in tonight’s debate on national television (I think I’ll watch MNF instead – heard it all before from those 2 jokers) but this will have to do…for now!! Live Free!! Vote Gary Johnson 2012!!

  10. Okay; the XFINITY (Comcast) app on my phone shows “Third Party Debate” airing on C-SPAN at 9PM ET. The guide on my cable box just says “Public Affairs Programming”. But I think that is what it says most of the time. HuffPost TV listings for my area say “Capital Hill Hearings”. It really needs to be on national TV, hopefully C-SPAN really will be showing it.

  11. OK, so did anyone watch the debate tonight?

    Here’s my take: although they were billed as two far left and two far right parties, they agreed on a LOT.

    The two conservatives thought if we could get just ONE constitutional amendment, it should be term limits. The two liberals tacitly agreed, with one preferring to use her one choice as defining money as NOT speech and as corporations as NOT people. The other wanted an equal rights amendment, but this time, add LGBT rights, which might give it the added few percent to pass.

    Note that even those differences are not incompatible.

    The only serious difference was that the two liberals thought that college should be free to anyone with the brain to get in, and the conservatives thought that would be too expensive.

    BUT HEY–that’s not a huge disagreement. The conservatives didn’t say it was a bad idea, just that it would cost too much.

    So, what I’m thinking is, maybe what we need is a BIG TENT third party. Let them be like the old Democratic Party–with knock-down drag-out fights, but in the end, coming up with enough things they agree on to form a coalition majority.

    They were, as Nate noted, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and the Justice Party. Two others were invited but did not attend.

    Why not get them ALL together and form a new, “CONSENSUS Party,” and get something done, for a change. As I say, here were LOTS of things they agreed on. Why not get those things done?

  12. Would ask all that find merit in the below to SPREAD IT! Thanks.

    VOTE for Gary Johnson (do not write-in Ron Paul, please)!

    Here is why:

    The Establishment fears Ron Paul so much that they will do anything to stop him and his (our) movement for Liberty on the election level (since so far they have not been able to control the internet, and thus shut us down completely)!

    The Major Networks will show after the election NOTHING for Ron Paul (not even that he got ANY of the Vote, for that would be admitting that some actually dared to write-in his name).

    The Apparatchiks have been instructed to shred all write-in ballots where Ron Paul’s name appears (for proof just watch after the election and see if Ron Paul is even mentioned, let alone how many votes he got)!

    Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all 50 States — so a vote for him is a vote COUNTED against the wannabe despots of America! (Plus, if he breaks the 5+% level, the Libertarian Party (Ron Paul’s original party) will be eligible for federal funds to the tune of about 90 million dollars for the next election — and no longer will be a financial shoe-string operation!!!).

    VOTE GARY JOHNSON (or write-in Ron Paul if you must) — as long as you vote for what you realize is BEST for our Nation, and NOT get bamboozled into voting again for the “lesser of two evils”: the Kenyan Barack or Mitt the Mormon (this path only leads to more and bigger evil, for the next election cycle…should there be one)!!!

  13. Just Say NO to Rmoney — VOTE for ANYONE but Mormon Mitt!

    The Mormons stripped the richest man in the world, Howard Hughes, not only of his life, but his entire fortune (that is how the Mormons got financial power to jump start their cult)!

    Now another Mormon wants to do the same to our entire Nation!
    And his 5 Mormon Sons are waiting in line to finish US off!

    *Vote FOR Gary Johnson* — Do NOT vote for Mormon Mitt (or Barack Hussein) the lesser of two evils!

    • Amazing that the people have been bamboozled into thinking that either Barack Hussein or Mormon Mitt are a solution — when both are AGAINST these principles upon which our Nation was built!

      PRINCIPLES we must stand by!

      “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….” Thomas Jefferson

      “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

      “When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” DOROTHY THOMPSON

      “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.” —Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

      “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” EDMUND BURKE

      “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN

      Voting for either anti-American — Barack the Kenyan or Mitt the Mexican Mormon — would only be legitimizing the further government corruption that seems to have no end!

      VOTE for Garry Johnson — who stands for these principles, and is on nearly all 50 States ballots (unlike my 1st choice, Ron Paul, who is NOT on ANY States ballots) or face the dire consequences of failing to do so — TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!


  14. Unless you VOTE for Gary Johnson — we won’t have an Election, but puppet Selection!

    You want a prediction — here is an APODICTIC one:

    The American People LOOSE, regardless which one of these two puppets (Barack Hussein or Mormon Mitt) gets “elected”!


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