ABC News Announces Podium Order for Qualifying Candidates at Third Democratic Debate on September 12

Style Magazine Newswire | 9/10/2019, 8:59 a.m.
ABC News announced the Democratic Debate will air on Thursday, September 12 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET on the ...

ABC News announced the Democratic Debate will air on Thursday, September 12 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network and Univision. ABC News is partnering with Univisionon the debate sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee at Texas Southern University’s Health & PE Center in Houston.

The following 10 candidates have qualified to participate in the debate. The podium order will be announced today at 3:30 p.m. ET during “The Briefing Room” on ABC News Live. The debate format will be one minute and 15 seconds for direct responses to questions and 45 seconds for responses and rebuttals. Candidates will have the opportunity to deliver opening statements, but there will be no closing statements.

· Former Vice President Joe Biden

· New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker

· South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg

· Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro

· California Sen. Kamala Harris

· Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

· Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke

· Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders

· Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren

· Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” Anchor and Managing Editor David Muir, ABC News Correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos will moderate the debate.

Beginning Tuesday, September 10 Muir will anchor “World News Tonight with David Muir” from Houston. Stephanopoulos will anchor “Good Morning America” from Houston beginning Wednesday, September 11, and Anchor Byron Pitts will anchor “Nightline” from Houston on Thursday, September 12 following the debate.

ABC News’ powerhouse political team, including Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega, Chief National Affairs Correspondent and “World News Tonight” Weekend Anchor Tom Llamas, Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce, Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran, Political Analyst Cokie Roberts, Special Correspondent Matthew Dowd, FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver,Reporter Rachel Scott and Contributors Yvette Simpson, Heidi Heitkamp, Rahm Emanuel and Chris Christie will be on the ground in Houston reporting the latest developments from the campaign trail and the candidates and providing analysis before and after the debate.

In the lead up to the debates, “Nightline” will feature candidate profiles and travel across the country to speak directly with voters exploring the issues they care about during this election cycle. On Wednesday, September 11 “Nightline” will kick off a series that puts a spotlight on some of the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates before their political ambitions – interviewing friends, family, former classmates and faculty and others who knew the candidates during their formative years.

ABC News will provide comprehensive coverage and analysis of the debate beginning Monday, September 9 on ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 breaking news and live events streaming channel,,, and FiveThirtyEight. Additional digital, mobile and social media coverage includes:

· ABC News Live will present the live one-hour pre-show before the debate and post-debate coverage and analysis with ABC News’ powerhouse political team.

· “The Briefing Room,” ABC News Live’s daily politics program led by Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer,will begin broadcasting from Houston on Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET, and will have a special one-hour broadcast on Thursday, September 12.