PBS NewsHour Debates 2012: A Special Report
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 9:00pm

Jim Lehrer, executive editor of PBS NEWSHOUR, moderates the first debate. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.