With an expected viewership of over a 100 million, the first debate was undeniably a historic moment for presidential elections. But quick to follow the first presidential debate is the second one, and it's just as important. The second debate will air on Oct. 4 and will focus on the next best thing after the president — the vice president of the United States. On Oct. 4, Virginia Sen. Time Kaine will debate against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for the vice president's seat, hosted at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The debate will air from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET.
So far, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have dominated the news cycle and they've been doing so for a while. Of course, tuning in to see the two potential presidents battle it out and hear their stance on varying issues is important. But the vice presidential debate stands out, since the nominees will only have one chance to go head-to-head before Election Day on Nov. 8. Trump and Clinton will get to debate against each other three times, but it's going to be interesting to watch the dynamic between Kaine and Pence. Both the vice presidential nominees have been relatively shadowed by the media circus around Trump and Clinton.
Technically, both Kaine and Pence are second in throne to the oval office and will play a huge role in determining how the country is run by the president. It's just as important to watch the second debate and have an understanding of where the two nominees stand on significant issues. The debate will be moderated by CBS News' Elaine Quijano, and will cover a wide range of topics so voters are exposed to candidates' positions on the issues.
The Commission on Presidential Debates said that the vice presidential debate will be divided into nine segments, with each lasting 10 minutes. Once the moderator asks a question, candidates will have two minutes to respond. Watching the debates is easier than ever as it will be aired on all major networks. The TV networks showing the debate are ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN. The option to watch it online is available too, as it's going to be live-streamed across social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
After watching the showdown between Trump and Clinton, tune in to see what happens in this debate as Kaine and Pence face off.