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Watch, Listen And Fact Check The Second Presidential Debate With PBS And NPR

Oct 9, 2016

With less than one month until the election, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The debate concludes a weekend of controversial news surfacing about both candidates from their past. On Friday, the Washington Post published a 2005 clip of Trump bragging about groping women without permission and using explicit language on the subject. The tape was from Trump's pre-interview conversation with Billy Bush, then-host of Access Hollywood.

A growing list of Republicans have asked Trump to quit, but he says he'll "never withdraw." 

Also, Wikileaks Friday released Clinton's paid Wall Street speeches in a batch of campaign emails. One of the emails details Clinton acknowledging security issues with her BlackBerry and considering herself a political moderate. It also alleges that she dreams of "open trade and open borders," NPR reports. 

Here are five questions from NPR that loom over the candidates tonight:

  1. How will Donald Trump deal with the growing firestorm in his own  party over his latest lewd comments?
  2. How will Clinton deal with Wikileaks?
  3. Which candidate will do better in the town hall format?
  4. Who will win, and what does that even mean?
  5. What will voters want the candidates to talk about?

For more recent coverage, read stories at the bottom of this post. 

The second debate will take a different format

Unlike the first debate, the second will take the form of a town meeting. Half of the questions will be posed directly by citizens to the candidates. Moderators Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC will ask the other half, which will be based on broad public interest as reflected online and elsewhere, according to The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters chosen by Gallup.  

You can stream the debate below and listen live here. NPR's fact-checking feed will go live at 8 p.m. And, you can participate in local conversation on Twitter, too — just use #txdecides. 

Watch: Oct. 9 Presidential Debate via PBS Newshour

Fact Check: Oct. 9 Presidential Debate Transcript

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Note: This page will update automatically as the debate proceeds. We will work to correct the transcript as it comes in, but due to the live nature of the event, there may be some discrepancies.

The feed will go live at 8 p.m.