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Ready for the debate? What you need to know about Clinton-Trump face-off

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When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage in New York on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, they could be the only ones fact checking each other. After an incident involving CNN’s Candy Crowley in the 2012 election, journalists serving as debate m
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When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage in New York on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, they could be the only ones fact checking each other. After an incident involving CNN’s Candy Crowley in the 2012 election, journalists serving as debate m

Popular sentiment holds that upwards of 100 million people will watch the first 2016 presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican contender Donald Trump on Monday night.

Coverage of the debate and the run-up to it will continue through the day on sacbee.com, culminating with a live blog to provide real-time assessment, fact-checking and comment during the debate and, immediately following, a live discussion hosted by The Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters. You are invited to participate in both live events.

Here is key information about the debate.

WATCHING THE DEBATE

When/where: The debate begins at 6 p.m. from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.

On TV: It will be broadcast on ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Telemundo, Univision and C-SPAN.

Streaming: The debate will be live streamed on numerous outlets.

Person in charge: Lester Holt, anchor of NBC’s evening news, will moderate.

INTERACTIVE COVERAGE

▪ Live blog: Clinton or Trump – whose debate performance is better? – begins at 6 p.m.

▪ Live chat: Join Dan Walters to discuss how Clinton-Trump debate went – begins at 7:30 p.m.

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