On Wednesday night, CNN kicked off the first segment of their South Carolina Republican Town Hall series with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson. At the same time on MSNBC, Donald Trump held his own Town Hall event with the full hour to himself. Tonight, CNN will finish out their Town Hall with Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Donald Trump as well. Also airing tonight is a Democratic Town Hall from Nevada which will be on MSNBC. Can you keep it all straight? I’ve got the clean schedule below for your viewing pleasure.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
CNN Republican Town Hall (Night 2)
8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
Live Stream: CNN.com
Candidates: Trump, Bush, Kasich
MSNBC Democratic Town Hall from Nevada
9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Live Stream: NBCNews.com
Candidates: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
Report on the Democratic Town Hall from the Las Vegas Sun:
The “scrambled brain” Frank Gehry-designed building that houses our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health downtown at Symphony Park will receive several hours of global TV exposure Thursday night when MSNBC and Telemundo join forces for the Democratic town-hall meeting moderated between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
NBC engineers loaded in lighting, audio and sets through the night for the Chuck Todd and Jose Diaz-Balart telecast two days before Nevada’s First in the West Democratic caucuses. Satellite trucks are now jammed together in the parking lot of the building near the Smith Center.
Technical rehearsals are scheduled to start Thursday morning, with the main two-hour broadcast airing live from our Keep Memory Alive event center at 6 p.m. for the 9 p.m. East Coast airing. It also will stream live at MSNBC.com and NBCNews.com and the Spanish-language version on Telemundo.com.
Polling in Nevada shows the Democratic Caucus race virtually tied with a slight lean toward Clinton. However, some would argue that the momentum is purely held by Sanders at this point so perhaps the race is trending in his direction. It sounds like a broken record at this point, but it will come down to turnout and which voters show up at the caucus sites on Saturday morning. If Bernie Sanders pulls out a win or a very close tie, similar to Iowa, it will shatter the “firewall” plan for Nevada to be a Clinton victory after her stinging loss in New Hampshire.