2020 Debate: Everything you need to know about tonight’s presidential debate

by John Wesley Reid · Oct 15th, 2019 1:53 pm

Last Updated Nov 18th, 2019 at 10:30 am

Tonight’s 2020 debate-lineup has the potential for some fierce dialogue.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be center stage, flanked by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Tonight’s presidential debate will be the first for businessman Tom Steyer. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) will be returning to the stage after failing to qualify for the September debate.

Here are the details:

Who will be on stage?

Participants include:

  • Vice President Joe Biden
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
  • Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
  • South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
  • Sen. Kamala Harris of California
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
  • Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas
  • Businessman Tom Steyer
  • Businessman Andrew Yang

Where will the debate be held?

The debate will be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

When is the debate?

The debate will take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

How can I watch?

Tonight’s debate will air exclusively on CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Español. It will also be streamed on CNN.com and NYTimes.com, as well as on the Facebook accounts of CNN, CNN International, CNN Politics, CNN Replay, Anderson Cooper 360, and Erin Burnett OutFront.


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