Watching Tonight’s Debate Guide For Cord Cutters

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If you’re among that growing group of people who have cut the cord to their cable television provider, there are still ways to catch the debate if you’re so inclined. With the proper antenna, you can watch on any of the over-the-air networks and PBS or, you can check out the live-streaming services that will be covering the event, all of which are listed at Gizmodo.

YouTube will likely be among the most popular sites, and you can watch their live-stream below, or at the YouTube home page:

You’ll even be able to watch a virtual reality version of the debate if you have the proper equipment, but I cannot be held responsible for any trauma or nausea that a virtual reality experience might induce.

Finally, if you’re truly old-fashioned it sounds like most major news and talk radio stations will be airing the debate live on radio as well.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. MarkedMan says:

    I spent a number of years overseas and trying to get anything live via streaming was incredibly painful. It seems like now that I’ve finally returned, we have made great leaps in this, at least for non-subscription stuff.

    To clarify the comment about the antenna for those under 30, you can buy a digital antenna that plugs into the back of most modern TV’s, and that will let you pick up the major networks and some minor ones. They cost about $50. It’s how I do it.

  2. Gustopher says:

    Trump doesn’t sound well. Does he have some kind of cold, or is this a sign of a more serious illness? He is very old, after all.