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Saint Xavier Hosts 2016 Presidential Debate Watching Party

By Howard Ludwig | September 26, 2016 6:03am | Updated on September 26, 2016 8:40am
Debate Watching Party at Saint Xavier
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MOUNT GREENWOOD — Saint Xavier University will host the first of three debate-watching parties at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Warde Academic Center in Mount Greenwood.

The presidential debate will between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be shown on a 12-foot-by-24-foot screen in the building at 3700 W. 103rd St. All are welcome to attend the showing.

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) host a 15-minute question-and-answer session at 7:30 p.m. related to how the national issues affect residents on a local level. Saint Xavier students and staff will also be registering new voters.

The university will host a similar gathering for the vice presidential debate between Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 4 and for the final presidential debate at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19. Both of those watching parties will be held in the fourth-floor board room.

The 1½-hour debate Monday will be hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

The debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, as well as all cable news channels. It will also be live streamed by Twitter and You Tube while ABC will partner with Facebook to broadcast the debate.

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The debate, which will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., will be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by Holt, who lived in Chicago while he was a reporter and anchor for CBS2 Chicago from 1986 to 2000.

Those topics are America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America, Holt said.