Final Presidential Debate Monday: Start Time and Live Stream

The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. PDT. Here's the details and schedule, plus where to watch online.

Things are heating up now that the presidential election is just over two weeks away. Monday, Oct. 22 is the deadline to register to vote and also the final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The topic is foreign policy.

Nearly 66 million people tuned in on Oct. 16 to watch the second presidential debate, a town hall-style battle that proved to be the feistiest yet.

Some voters have suggested that the aggressive bickering between the candidates is offputting rather than informative. The final debate is the last opportunity to see Obama and Romney face off before voters make a decision on Nov. 6.


  • Who won the first presidential debate?
  • Who won the vice-presidential debate?

Television Schedule for the Presidential Debate

TV Channels broadcasting live include ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. Check the local listings on TV Guide.com.

Live Streaming of the Presidential Debate

AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. It will also air on YouTube's Election Hub.

Format and Topic of the Final Presidential Debate 2012

Detail October 22, 2012

Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

TV Coverage:The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

What questions are you hoping to hear answered during this last debate? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Bill C. October 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I'll be watching Monday Night Football and tape the debate to entertain me later. If you're still wondering who to vote for at this point, you're hopeless.
David Chess October 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Don't bother watching it later because your uninformed mind is made up. Why would you want to confuse yourself with facts just keep drinking from the tea bags!
Bill C. October 23, 2012 at 12:27 AM
You're incredibly naive David, a far lefter with no apparent game. I spoke of two issues with truth and knowledge, you have no answer for either or you would have debated those issues. Instead, like a true know nothing, you throw the tea bag label out which shows you to be weak. I don't belong to the Tea Party and I'm smart enough to see through the fraud that is Obama and his administration. You keep swallowing his pathetic policies and his direction leading us down the road to socialism. I'll work for the America I believe in by voting for Romney. Time for football.
Bill C. October 23, 2012 at 05:47 AM
The shameful conduct that the Obama Administration has taken part in is a fact. That you're not smart enough to debate the issues is typical of the left whose ranks are filled with those who can't defend their president's record. I don't belong to the Tea Party and your ignorant remarks shows just what a know nothing you are. I would however put any Tea Party member in the White House over the incompetent sitting in their now.
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