As far as VP debates go, there couldn’t possibly be more riding on the performances tonight of Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. For Pence the objective is clear, to dig the Trump campaign out of the Covid-19 hole it appears to be stuck in. For Harris, the debate presents an opportunity to illustrate her qualities before a national audience and make the case for Joe Biden.

The Debate Commission announced earlier this week that the candidates would be moved 12 feet apart and have plexiglass installed between them at the request of the Biden campaign. The changes to an already stringent health protocol were due to President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis last week along with numerous other top White House aides.

Expected debate topics will include Covid-19, naturally, along with the Supreme Court, and health care. It’s also likely that foreign policy will be touched on as well. With President Trump announcing on Tuesday that he would cease negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a new Covid-19 stimulus bill, look for the economy to be a major topic also.

Here is everything you need to know about the Vice Presidential debate including start time, moderator, live stream, and how to watch.

2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Candidates: Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 9 pm ET (8 pm CT, 7 pm MT, 6 pm PT)
Channel: ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and more!
Location: The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Moderator: Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today

The debate will begin at 9 pm ET and last for 90 minutes, wrapping up around 10:30 pm ET. The debate will air live in all time zones.

Debate Live Stream

Here is a live stream of the first presidential debate along with several links to live streams from other media outlets.

Alternate Live Stream Links: Fox News (YouTube)CBS News (YouTube)ABC News (YouTube)

How to Watch

On TV: The debate will be airing live on every major broadcast channel and cable news channel including CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, and various others.

Streaming: The live debate stream is embedded above directly on this page. The debate will also be available on Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices by searching for debate or choosing the featured debate icon on your home screen.

On Radio: The debate will air on NPR radio stations nationwide and many local talk radio stations. Check for a station to stream or listen to on your AM/FM radio.

Upcoming Debates

Visit the 2020 Presidential Debate schedule page for full details on the remaining Trump-Biden presidential debates:

Second Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 15, 2020
9 pm to 10:30 pm ET
Candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden
Moderator: Steve Scully (C-SPAN)
President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

Third Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 22, 2020
9 pm to 10:30 pm ET
Candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden
Moderator: Kristen Welker (NBC News)
President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden
Belmont University, Nashville, TN