US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will return to the debate stage today and the resulting clash is expected to be nothing short of titanic. With the Trump camp still reeling from a leaked 2005 video in which Trump openly discusses using his fame to grope women, it’s going to be an interesting debate to say the least. Stuck at work? Here’s how to watch the debate online and for free.
The debate kicks off Monday, October 10 at 12PM AEDT (that’s 11AM in Queensland, 11.30am in South Australia and 9AM in WA.) US anchors Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper will be moderating the debate, which is taking place at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. This time around, the candidates will be fielding questions from both the moderators and audience members, as well as home viewer questions which were collected via Facebook during the first presidential debate.
As you’d expect from such a historically important topic, the debate is being covered live by a multitude of news outlets, both in the US and Australia. Here are some of the easiest ways to watch:
- Trump vs Clinton on free-to-air TV: You can watch the US presidential debate on Channel 7, Channel Nine, SBS or ABC. All free-to-air broadcasts will be live and commercial-free. Coverage of the debate starts at 12PM AEDT.
- Trump vs Clinton on Pay TV: You can watch the US presidential debate on Sky News Live and the Sky News Election Channel via a Foxtel subscription. Sky News Live’s coverage will start with local pre-debate analysis at 11:30AM fronted by David Speers, Peter van Onselen and Kristina Keneally.
- Trump vs Clinton on YouTube: Watch the US presidential debate on YouTube with coverage by NBC.
- Trump vs Clinton on Twitter: Watch the US presidential debate on Twitter with coverage by Bloomberg.
- Trump vs Clinton on Facebook: Watch on Facebook with coverage by ABC.
Nearly every media site is covering the event, so you can pick which network you want to watch on. (Note: while all of the following networks will have a live stream, some may require a US pay TV subscription.)
- ABC News
- BuzzFeed News
- CBS News
- CNN Go
- Fox News
- Huffington Post
- NBC News
- Wall Street Journal
You can watch the live stream on your phone or set-top box using the YouTube app. You can also catch it on NPR radio if you’d prefer to listen instead of watch. You can listen to NPR via NPR.org, on Facebook, or through the NPR One apps
This will be the second of the three presidential debates before the election on November 8th. The final debate will take place on October 19. Watch it. The whole thing is bonkers.
Additional reporting by Eric Ravencraft.