Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Topics for First Debate
The Commission on Presidential Debates revealed the moderator’s choice of the first topics Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be tasked with addressing during the initial debate. On September 19, the commission reported that moderator Lester Holt picked three general topics for the September 26 debate. The topics will include America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America, in that order. The commission noted that these topics could change due to world and domestic events. The Monday, September 26 debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY will consist of six 15-minute time segments. Each of the topics will receive two 15-minute segments during the 90-minute, commercial-free program. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.