• President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate. (AP)Source: AP
The last scheduled debate before the 2020 US presidential election, between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, will be LIVE on SBS TV and SBS On Demand this Friday from 12pm AEDT.
20 Oct 2020 - 5:07 PM  UPDATED 23 Oct 2020 - 11:46 AM

After a controversial first debate on September 30 (Australian time), followed by twin "town hall" events which replaced a scheduled second debate on October 16 –  because President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 and refused the offer of a virtual debate – the candidates will have their final chance to square off in person this Friday, October 23, ahead of election day on November 3.

Tennessee’s Belmont University will play host, with NBC News journalist Kristen Welker moderating. Questions will focus on "American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership". The rules have been changed to prevent interruptions during each candidate's opening remarks by muting the rival candidate's microphone. Following the opening statements for each 15-minute segment, however, microphones will be kept switched on.

Viewers in Australia can watch the debate LIVE from 12pm midday AEDT on SBS TV (see the SBS Guide for local broadcast times) and on SBS On Demand, or via the SBS News website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The broadcast is expected to last two hours.

Follow the latest 2020 US Presidential Election coverage at SBS News.

Explore the issues and personalities of candidates past and present in the Election Essentials Collection of documentaries at SBS On Demand.

 

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