Microsoft Pulse has partnered with PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, and Telemundo to give the American public a voice during one of the biggest nights in politics this election cycle. Viewers will be able to watch the Presidential debates tonight and vote in real time whether they agree or disagree with what the candidates have to say, through any of the following channels:

  • Watchthedebates.org – this partnership between Microsoft and PBS NewsHour, sanctioned by Commission on Presidential Debates, houses all the general election debates since 1960 for viewers to access on demand. In addition, viewers will be able to watch for free – and rate – each of the 2016 presidential and vice presidential debates by visiting the site, both live and, after the debates have ended, on demand. Tonight’s debate live stream begins at 9pm E.S.T on watchthedebates.org.
  • MSNBC.com – MSNBC online visitors and readers will be able to stream the debates on msnbc.com for free, vote real time on the candidate’s positions, and compare their reactions to those of their peers using Microsoft Pulse. Tonight’s debate live stream begins at 9pm E.S.T and viewers will be able to vote at pulse.msnbc.com/special.
  • Live on Telemundo – Telemundo’s special coverage of the first debate, titled “La Gran Batalla” (The Great Battle), will feature and engage viewers with voting and insights from Microsoft Pulse before, during, and after the debate. Coverage of the debate begins live on Telemundo at 8pm E.S.T. and viewers will be able to engage from any mobile device by going to TelemundoPulse.com.

Learn more here.

Election season is in full swing! With our two 2016 major-party candidates gearing up for debates, we’re excited to announce the newest venture between PBS NewsHour and Microsoft: WatchTheDebates.org, expanding on an existing civic education partnership between PBS and the Commission on Presidential Debates. This interactive civic education and voter engagement site provides access to every […]

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