How to watch the South Carolina Democratic debate – USA TODAY
If the State of the Union Address and the South Carolina Republican debate didn’t satisfy your appetiteÂ for political news over the past week, then you’re in luck: There’s a Democratic debate on Sunday night.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will meet for the fourth time â and it’s their final face-off before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. For O’Malley, a spot on the stageÂ was no sure thing thanks to lagging poll numbers, but NBC announced Thursday that he made the cut.
The NBC News-YouTubeÂ debate comes after a week of good polling news for Sanders. He led Clinton byÂ 14 points in a New Hampshire Monmouth UniversityÂ poll; in Iowa, he surged past Clinton to a 5-point lead in a Quinnipiac University poll, while Clinton saw her lead reduced to 2 points over Sanders in aÂ Des Moines Register/Bloomberg PoliticsÂ poll.
Will everyone come back from their bathroom breaks on time? Can a Sunday night debate score higher ratings than the past couple of Saturday night affairs? No way to know, but here’s a viewer’s guide for following the action.
When does it start?
The debate starts at 9 p.m. ET. It’ll air on NBC and will be live-streamed on the network’s digital platforms as well as on theÂ NBC News YouTube channel. (If you’ve got exciting Sunday night plans, you can catch a re-airing of the debate on MSNBC at 11 p.m. ET.)
Where will itÂ be held?
The debate, hosted by theÂ Congressional Black Caucus Institute, will be held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, S.C.
Who will moderate?
Moderators are NBC Nightly News anchorÂ Lester Holt andÂ the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell.
When is the next Republican debate?
That’ll be Jan. 28 in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by Fox News â a mere four days before the Iowa caucuses.
What about the Democrats?
The next face-off for Dems is Feb. 11 in Milwaukee, hosted by PBS â just two days after the New Hampshire primary.
What happened at the previous three Democratic debates?
Take a look back at our coverage below:
Oct 13 in Las Vegas:
Nov. 14 in Des Moines:
Dec. 19 in Manchester, N.H.: