Vice-presidential debate: Mike Pence, Tim Kaine meet in first, only VP debate

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine face off in the first and only vice presidential debate Tuesday.

It’s been eight days since presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met in their first of three scheduled general election debates. More than 84 million people watched that event live via 13 networks, according to Nielsen.

Here’s what you need to know — how and when to watch and what to expect of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate:

WHEN: The debate is scheduled to last 90 minutes and begin at 9 p.m. EDT, with no commercial breaks. The first presidential debate lasted about 105 minutes, running over the scheduled 90 minutes.

WHERE: Longwood University, a state university in Farmville, Va., west of Richmond.

HOW TO WATCH: The debate is available on television, with most major networks airing it live. Live video also will be streamed online via a number of sources, including the live video embedded below. UPI will have the full debate available to view shortly after it concludes.

MODERATOR: Elaine Quijano, CBS News correspondent and anchor for CBSN, the network’s live streaming news website. Quijano is a Chicago native and second-generation immigrant of Filipino heritage. Shortly after earning a journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she worked for CNN Newsource, covering the 9/11 terror attacks and the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. She became CNN’s White House correspondent in 2006 and joined CBS News in 2010.

Since joining CBS, Quijano has reported on politics, including the 2016 presidential campaign. She also reported in 2011 that the White House did not send presidential condolence letters to the families of service members who had committed suicide. President Barack Obama reversed that policy after her story aired.

DEBATE ISSUES FORMAT: The debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments, with each candidate given 2 minutes to speak, followed by a back-and-forth exchange.

FACT-CHECKING: Much has been said about the torrent of falsehoods in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether debate moderators should correct candidates when they are wrong or misleading. None of the major networks plan to do on-screen fact-checking and it’s up to the debate moderators as to how they will handle it.

PolitiFact, an impartial news organization awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its fact-checking, will have fact-checkers working to correct falsehoods, posting to its @PolitiFact Twitter feed.

Comparing the two candidates, PolitiFact looked at 39 of Kaine’s statements during the campaign, finding 77 percent of them ranked as “true,” “mostly true” or “half-true.” In a similar check on 26 of Pence’s statements, PolitiFact said 58 percent of his statements met that standard.

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