NBC and MSNBC will be simulcasting a presidential forum tonight featuring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The event will give both candidates separate time on stage answering questions related to the military and national security. The event is being sponsored by the organization known as Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
IAVA Commander-in-Chief Forum
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Candidates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump (in order they’ll appear, Clinton first by coin toss)
Moderator: Matt Lauer
Format: Candidates will appear separately on stage for 30 minutes each answering questions related to national security
As we noted previously, Gary Johnson was not invited as the participation threshold was set at a minimum of 15% support in national polls.
More details from NBC News:
“TODAY” co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the first-ever Commander-in-Chief Forum on Wednesday, September 7, presented by NBC News with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
During this one-hour forum live from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be on stage back-to-back taking questions on national security, military affairs and veterans issues from NBC News and an audience comprised mainly of military veterans and active service members.
The event will air live on MSNBC at 8 p.m. ET and will be simulcast live on NBC in most markets. Check listings if you live in the Mountain and Pacific time zones. The event will also air on NBC in its entirety at 8 p.m. PT and 9 p.m. MT. Use the hashtag #NBCNewsForum to join the conversation.
The first real debate doesn’t happen until September 26, so this event will have to act as a little preview. We will provide the full video of this forum after it airs in case you miss it live.