Networks to simulcast presidential debate on CNN (updated)

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CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, PBS News and ABC News will simulcast CNN’s upcoming presidential debate, offering coverage through their respective broadcast and streaming platforms.

The debate, hosted by CNN, will feature Jake Tapper and Dana Bash as moderators and will be available to multiple networks under specific conditions.

CBS News
CBS News will begin its coverage at 8 p.m. ET with Norah O’Donnell anchoring from the New York studios. The network will provide pre- and post-debate analysis with a team of correspondents, including Gayle King, John Dickerson, and others. The debate itself will be simulcast at 9 p.m. ET. CBS News 24/7, their streaming channel, will feature preview shows at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET and will also simulcast the debate.

NBC News
NBC News will provide comprehensive “Decision 2024” coverage. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC News NOW with Tom Llamas, Kristen Welker, and Hallie Jackson from Atlanta. Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie will anchor analysis following the debate, which airs at 9 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC News Now. NBCNews.com will offer up-to-the-minute reporting and a live blog featuring insights from the NBC News Politics team. NBC correspondents and reporters will cover various aspects of the debate, including focus groups and voter sentiment.

Fox News
Fox News’ coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with an early edition of Jesse Watters Primetime, followed by pre-debate analysis led by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in New York and Sean Hannity from the spin room in Atlanta. The debate simulcast will begin at 9 p.m. ET, followed by post-debate analysis on Fox News @ Night. Fox Business Network will also air the debate, and Shannon Bream will anchor the coverage on Fox Broadcasting. Fox Nation will offer a stream with additional analysis by Rachel Campos-Duffy and others.

PBS News
PBS News, rebranded from “PBS NewsHour,” will simulcast the debate with anchors Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz leading the coverage. Post-debate analysis will be provided by a team of reporters and analysts including Laura Barrón-López and Lisa Desjardins.

ABC News
ABC News will start its special report on the debate at 8 p.m. ET, led by anchor David Muir. The simulcast will begin at 9 p.m. ET, followed by post-debate analysis featuring Linsey Davis, Mary Bruce, and a team of correspondents and analysts. Muir and Davis will also moderate the second presidential debate on September 10.

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NewsNation
NewsNation will broadcast the debate with pre-debate analysis starting at 8 p.m. ET, led by Chris Cuomo, and will offer post-debate coverage and analysis.

Telemundo
Noticias Telemundo and its streaming channel, Noticias Telemundo Ahora, will provide a Spanish-language broadcast of the debate. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET with a pre-debate special led by Julio Vaqueiro, featuring analysis on the presidential race and the impact of the Latino vote. Senior Washington correspondent Cristina Londoño and national correspondent Lourdes Hurtado will report live from Atlanta. Post-debate coverage will include analysis from political analysts and live reactions from undecided Latino voters in Los Angeles. Noticias Telemundo’s website will offer comprehensive debate coverage, a live blog, and real-time fact checks from T Verifica.

MSNBC
MSNBC will simulcast CNN’s presidential debate on June 27, with coverage starting at 5 a.m. ET. Jonathan Lemire will host Way Too Early live from Atlanta, followed by Morning Joe at 6 a.m. with special coverage. Throughout the day, MSNBC anchors including Chris Jansing, Claire McCaskill, and Alex Wagner will report from Atlanta. Primetime coverage at 7 p.m. ET will be led by Rachel Maddow, joined by Chris Hayes, Ari Melber, and others. Post-debate analysis will continue until 1 a.m., and MSNBC will stream its simulcast on MSNBC on Peacock and MSNBC.com.

CNN’s feed for the debate will include two commercial breaks.

Networks are allowed to insert their own ads but not feature their own anchors during the debate itself. The debate will occur at CNN studios in Atlanta without an audience and microphones will be muted when it is not a candidate’s turn to speak.

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