Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate tonight from Wisconsin in an event sponsored by PBS. The debate will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide and also simulcast on CNN making it available to a very wide audience. We will also have the live stream embedded below so you can watch it right here courtesy of YouTube.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
PBS Democratic Debate
9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Aired On: PBS and CNN
Location: UW-Milwaukee in Wisconsin
Moderators: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff
Candidates: Clinton, Sanders
Report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
the Milwaukee Theatre, Democrats are staging their political fight Thursday night inside the Helen Bader Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
And it’s a big one.
Vermont independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, fresh off Tuesday’s convincing triumph in the New Hampshire primary, meets former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a two-hour debate that starts at 8 p.m.
The debate dynamics post-New Hampshire will be interesting.
For Sanders, it’s an opportunity to press his advantage before a nationwide audience that may not yet be fully focused on a politician who calls himself a democratic socialist.
For Clinton, it’s a chance to reset the race after a staggering election blow as the primary calendar turns to states that appear to be more favorable for her brand of politics.
During a campaign season in which presidential debates have been filled with high drama — and scored impressive television ratings — this one might stay focused on the issues.
It’s a “PBS NewsHour” debate in partnership with Facebook. The moderators are Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. CNN will simulcast the event.
Only one break is scheduled.
“This is PBS. We don’t do commercials,” said Sara Just, executive producer of “PBS NewsHour.”
Believe it or not, there are many voters just waking up and learning about the major candidates since the primaries just started. On the Democratic side, most everyone is familiar with Hillary Clinton. However, many voters are just meeting Bernie Sanders and this debate will serve as the first national audience he’s had since his resounding victory in New Hampshire.
We’ll have the full debate video available after it airs.