The Presidential Debates Commission has released the topics for the final presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, which takes place next Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee.
The debate starts at 21:00 ET and runs for 90 minutes without commercial breaks.
The six topics are:
The format is the same as the first debate: Each segment lasts approximately 15 minutes, and candidates have two minutes to respond after the moderator, NBC’s Kristen Welker, opens each segment with a question. Welker will then spend the rest of the time in the segment to facilitate further discussion on the topic.
In Friday’s announcement, the Commission did not explain any further rule changes for the final competition, something it said it would do after the first debate between the presidential candidates turned into a chaotic affair with the president, who broke the rules and repeatedly interrupted the former vice president.
Remember: Trump and Biden were due to discuss last Thursday, but the debate was canceled after Trump refused to participate in a virtual debate. The Commission changed the format to a virtual debate due to the president’s positive coronavirus diagnosis earlier this month, leaving him hospitalized for three days.
Both candidates instead attended town halls that evening when the debate was originally scheduled to take place. Biden appeared on ABC in an hour and a half town hall, and Trump appeared on NBC in an hour-long town hall.