2016 Presidential Debates and Media

Controlled by the Democratic and Republican parties, the non-profit corporation Commission on Presidential Debates is responsible for the official presidential debates. To qualify candidates must be legally able to become president (constitutionally and have ballot access to at least 270 electoral votes) and have at least 15 percent popular support according to five national polls.

1st Presidential Debate, Clinton vs Trump — September 26, 2016. Video courtesy NBC News, moderated by Lester Holt at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

1st Vice Presidential Debate, Pence vs Kaine — October 4, 2016. Video courtesy CBS News, moderated by Elaine Quijano at Longwood University in Farmville, Indiana. (top)

2nd Presidential Debate, Clinton vs Trump — October 9, 2016. Video courtesy NBC News, moderated by Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. (top)

3rd Presidential Debate, Clinton vs Trump — October 19, 2016. Video courtesy C-SPAN, moderated by Chris Wallace at the University of Nevada Las Vega in Paradise, Nevada. (top)

Hour-Long Jill Stein Interview — September 17, 2016. Moderated by Ralph Nader, courtesy of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour KPFK in North Hollywood, California. Interview audio | Website (top)

Hour-Long CNN Town Hall with Gary Johnson and Bill Weld — August 3, 2016. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, courtesy of CNN and W. (top)

Debate Between Gary Johnson and Jill Stein (2012) — November 5, 2012. Moderated by Thom Hartmann and Christina Tobin, courtesy of RT America. (top)

Debate with Rocky De La Fuenta (American Delta Party), Gloria La Riva (Party for Socialism and Liberation), and Darrell Castle (Constitution Party) — October 25, 2016. Moderated by Christina Tobin and Ed Asner, held at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the United We Stand Festival and the People’s Presidential Debate (courtesy Free and Equal). (top)