10 Things to Know About the First Presidential Debate

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When to Tune In

The debate airs from 9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. EST on most major television networks (BET.com will live stream all presidential and vice presidential debates). The first 30 minutes of the debate are said to be the most crucial because at that point the candidates would have established their themes and made their most critical arguments against their opponent's competency. (Photos from left: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)