What Channel Is The Vice Presidential Debate On? Mike Pence & Tim Kaine Will Share The Stage

Mike Pence and Tim Kaine are scheduled to face off on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4, and they've undoubtedly been preparing for a while. Luckily, just as with the presidential debates, there are many TV channels airing the vice presidential debate, and few excuses that will help you get away with not watching it.

If you're all set up with a TV subscription, you have the luxury of choosing basically any set of commentators for the pre- and post-debate reports. C-SPAN, Fox, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC, Fox Business Network, CBS, and CNN will all be broadcasting it live. That means they've got you covered whether you have cable or not, and all of your favorite anchors are sure to be there breaking it down for you immediately afterwards, so take your pick.

However, for those who prefer to watch online, there's an option for that, too. ABC News will stream through Facebook, and all the other major networks will also offer live streams in addition to their broadcasts.

If you have no television subscription and therefore don't have access to the major networks, Twitter and YouTube will each also have live coverage of the debate. This is also the best option for people trying to watch the debate from outside of the United States, as the major networks don't allow access to non-American IP addresses. If this applies to you, head to Twitter or YouTube and avoid those firewalls completely. Rest easy, expats and study abroad students: You may have to get up in the middle of the night, but your lost sleep won't be in vain.

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This is your only chance to see the VP candidates go head-to-head, and luckily, the media is making it very easy for you to watch it. In fact, they're making it quite hard to find excuses not to tune in to the first (and only) vice presidential debate of 2016. Whichever network you choose, you'll get a chance to know the men that Clinton and Trump have chosen as their running mates.