Friday's Democratic debate, hosted by ABC News and its Manchester, NH-based affiliate WMUR-TV, caps a tumultuous political week that included the highly contentious and deeply partisan impeachment trial of President Trump and the problem-plagued Iowa caucuses.
Without a clear front-runner, the debate in New Hampshire is the last chance for Democrats to make their case before the first-in-the-nation primary there next week.
ABC News will also be collaborating with Apple News for the event. For the first time, Apple News will provide real-time updates during a live television news event. While watching the debate on ABC News, viewers can go to the Apple News app on their iPhones and iPads to get real-time reporting, analysis and explainer guides from ABC News’ top correspondents and experts.
The ABC News-Apple News collaboration will extend throughout the 2020 presidential election and the 2021 inauguration.
Viewers can also interact with the debate as it is happening. If there’s a question or follow-up they feel hasn’t been asked, they can send their questions to the Apple news feed of live updates and the moderators will try to include the viewers’ suggestions.
The debate will be moderated by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” Anchor and Managing Editor David Muir and ABC News Live Anchor Linsey Davis. They will be joined in questioning by WMUR-TV Political Director Adam Sexton and WMUR-TV News Anchor Monica Hernandez.
The Democratic debate will air live nationally on the ABC television network and locally on WMUR-TV from 8 p.m. (EST) to 11 p.m. (EST). ABC News will livestream the debate on ABC News Live and and the ABC News website as well as other mobile phone apps.
WMUR-TV will also livestream the debate on www.WMUR.com and WMUR's mobile app.