Tonight's presidential debate will take place at 9:00 EST at New York's Hofstra University, with live streaming at the YouTube Politics channel. Moderated by CNN Anchor Candy Crowley, the debate will be in a town hall format, a structure that in the past has been highly successful in producing memorable moments.
With the election moments away, polls getting close, and the unsatisfactory first presidential debate, millions of eyes will be watching to see how President Obama will fare, to see whether tonight's moderator will be proactive in asking poignant questions, and if previously avoided topics such as poverty, immigration, women's reproductive health, the economy, criminal justice and LGBTQ rights will finally be raised.
For those who live in Washington, D.C., The Root is co-hosting The Debate Watch II: Obama vs. Romney, a live-viewing event. Viewers who will be participating from home can tune into ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. In addition to YouTube's live streaming, AOL will also provide live access.
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