Ahead of the first showdown between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, NBC10 is hosting a debate viewing party at XFINITY Live! in South Philadelphia.
Now comes the main event. As many as 100 million people are expected to watch the first debate between the two candidates. Watch a livestream of the debate above.
The NBC10 News Debate Night is happening now in the main room of XFINITY Live!, 1100 Pattison Avenue from 7 to 10:30 p.m. NBC10 will also broadcast a live, one-hour program from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on air. The event will also be streamed live in its entirety on NBC10.com and the NBC10 mobile app.
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The event features a live audience who are invited to share their thoughts about the candidates and discuss the issues that matter to them the most. NBC10 News anchor Jim Rosenfield is hosting the program while NBC10 digital reporters Vince Lattanzio and David Chang and NBC10 reporter Denise Nakano are interviewing members of the audience.
“We are pleased to partner with XFINITY Live! to provide a public platform to discuss the issues most important to our viewers during this national and historic political event,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “We are committed to providing the most extensive local coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election on-air, online, on the NBC10 app and on site.”
The NBC10 News Debate Night program is followed by a pre-debate discussion from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. which will be moderated by Jeff Rosen, the CEO of the National Constitution Center. Then at 9 p.m., NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will moderate the first nationally-televised debate of the 2016 election season between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton live from Hofstra University in New York. XFINITY Live! will show the debate on multiple screens throughout the venue.
“Coming off the heels of the Democratic National Convention in our backyard, we are thrilled to now play host for NBC’s Presidential Debate programming,” said Anthony Dagrosa, Director of Marketing for XFINITY Live!. “Along with continuing to be the number one place for all Philly sports, events like this help to grow our identity and show our venue as the incredible entertainment venue it is.”
The event is free to attend. No outside food or drink is allowed in the venue.