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first presidential debate 2016

The first of three presidential debates takes place on Monday night, September 26.

There will be six segments of about 15 minutes, each on a different topic.

Moderator: NBC anchor Lester Holt

Venue: Hofstra University on Long Island, New York;

Start time: 9PM EDT.Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump anti Muslim rhetoric

At the start of each segment, the two candidates will have two minutes each to respond, then they will respond to each other.

Three of the topics already announced, and selected by Lester Holt, are: America’s Direction; Achieving Prosperity and Securing America, which risk sounding more like the slogans of banks than debate topics.

Three more questions related to events in the news this week will also be scheduled.

There are no breaks during the 90 minutes.