Presidential Debate 2016: What Time, Livestream Info and More About Moderator Lester Holt


UPDATE 9/26 11:53 p.m. ET: Miss the debate? Get a detailed breakdown of everything that happened in this recap.

UPDATE 9/26 9 p.m. ET: Watch the debate and get minute-by-minute updates with Us in our liveblog here.

UPDATE 9/26 4:10 p.m. ET: C-SPAN will show both Clinton and Trump in a split screen for the duration of the 90-minute debate, giving viewers an unfiltered look at the candidates’ reactions. Meanwhile, Bloomberg TV will conduct on-screen fact checks of the statements each Oval Office hopeful makes.

UPDATE 9/26 1:40 p.m. ET: Viewers can watch the first 2016 presidential debate for free via livestream on all major news networks’ websites (including CBS, NBC and CNN), in addition to YouTube and Twitter. ABC News has also partnered with Facebook to stream the debate on Facebook Live for the first time ever.

The highly anticipated event will be moderated by Lester Holt, who has kept quiet about his debate preparation in recent weeks. According to CNN, the journalist hasn’t even given an interview on his own NBC newscast.

Holt, 57, currently anchors the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News as well as Dateline NBC. He earned the full-time Nightly News gig in February 2015 after longtime anchor Brian Williams was suspended (and later reassigned) for misrepresenting his coverage of the Iraq War.

Holt — who attended, but never graduated from, California State University, Sacramento — previously worked at CBS for 19 years. He joined the MSNBC team in 2000 before taking on a full-time position at NBC News in 2003.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images / JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Original story below:

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go head-to-head on Monday, September 26, for the first presidential debate in a series leading up to Election Day in November.

The pair will tackle issues like America’s direction, achieving prosperity and securing America, according to The Wall Street Journal. (Their first general-election debate will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.)

NBC News’ Lester Holt will moderate the debate, which will kick off at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched on any major cable and broadcast network, including CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and C-SPAN. ABC News and Facebook will also stream the debate live online.

Us Weekly will be live-blogging the debate.

The official hashtags for the evening are #Debates and #Debates2016.

Both Clinton, 68, and Trump, 70, have made plenty of headlines throughout the past few months for their positions on various social and political issues.

Kim Kardashian caused a ruckus last week after a new interview with Wonderland magazine that appeared to show her waffling between support of Clinton or Trump. On Saturday, September 24, the reality star took to her website to clarify that she’s for the Democratic presidential hopeful all the way.

“There was a point when I wasn’t 100 percent sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn’t want to vote blindly. But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn’t making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics,” the 35-year-old Selfish author explained.

After her former stepparent, Caitlyn Jenner, encouraged her to do more research into both candidates, Kardashian decided that she will stand with Clinton.

“I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her,” she wrote. “I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision.”

Join Us Weekly on Monday night as we live-blog the debate!

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!