#MediaInElections# In America, the most watched single event on TV every year is the American Football Super Bowl. In an election year, the only TV events which come close to drawing similar massive ratings are the U.S. presidential debates. Televised presidential-candidate debates have become a mainstay of U.S. elections since the first one in 1960 drew an audience of 74 million people. Nowadays, the presidential debates are broadcast by all the major networks on TV and streamed live by many media on their websites and through Facebook and YouTube.
The first presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Sept. 29, and there are two more set for Oct. 15 and 22.
Prior to the U.S. presidential general election on November 3, the candidates (President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden) will take part in three public debates. They will face off for their first debate in the U.S., September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio (9:00pm U.S. EST time) – or tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30 at 9:00am Beijing time.
The next two debates are scheduled for October 15 and October 22, while the Vice Presidential debate is scheduled for October 7.
You can watch the debates at: https://www.c-span.org/debates/
These debates have become an important tool for candidates to lay out their policy and visions for the country’s next four years, and for the public to observe the candidates interacting in real time.
Do you know which presidential debate was the most watched one in American history?
#U.S. General Election will be held on November 3rd#
U.S. Embassy in China 2020 U.S. General Election: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/zh/2020-elections-zh/(美国驻华大使馆)