How to watch Democratic debate 2016 tonight: Sanders vs Clinton start time, schedule, live stream details
MSNBC is all set to hold the first debate of Democratic party in February. The Democratic debate tonight was not originally in the Democratic debate itinerary, but now there are reports that it has been sanctioned by the party.
The first Democratic debate was originally expected to be held on February 11. This was expected to be the only debate of the month. But after the close fight in Iowa, the debate on February 4 will help democratic fans assess the two candidates one of whom is expected to bag the Democratic Presidential nominations.
The February 4 was initially an unsanctioned event. Now as the debate has been sanctioned by the party, there are chances that the Democratic National Committee will most likely sanction additional debates as well.
Now more details about the first debate of the month are out. Thursday’s New Hampshire debate will be moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. Martin O’Malley has withdrawn from race so only Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be on the dais making it easy for Democratic backers to make up their minds about the two candidates.
There are reasons why the debate got the sanction from DNC. The DNC received many criticism because of the fewer number of Democratic debates. Critics also attacked the bizarre scheduling of the debates. Some of the events happen on weekends compare to the Republican debates that are scheduled on prime-time weeknights. Campaigns of Sanders and O’Malley argued that the committee is not giving them enough time to make their case for the American voters, in comparison to GOP candidates who are making record-breaking viewers.
When: Thursday, Feb. 4
Where: Durham, N.H.
What time:Â Pre-debate coverage starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on MSNBC. Â The debate starts at 9 Â p.m. (ET)
Hosted by: MSNBC
Airs on: The debate airs on MSNBC which you can find on channel 356 on DirecTV; Â 209 on Dish Network; 215 on AT&T U-verse
Live stream: The debate will beÂ streamed live here.
Moderators: Chuck Todd, host of â€œMeet the Press,â€ and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will moderate the debate.