Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Co-Anchor Special Debate Coverage
FOX News Channel (FNC) will present special live programming surrounding the final presidential debate on Thursday, October 22nd between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Coverage will be available across all FOX News Media’s platforms, including FOX News Audio, FOX News International, FOX Nation and FOX News Digital.
From 9-11PM/ET, Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum will co-anchor live coverage inside the debate venue. Throughout the special, Baier and MacCallum will be joined by a team of FNC commentators for post-debate analysis, including FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, senior political analyst Brit Hume, co-host of The Five and The Daily Briefing anchor Dana Perino, as well as co-host of The Five and political analyst Juan Williams. FNC contributors Donna Brazile, Karl Rove and Katie Pavlich will also offer analysis throughout the evening.
On Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd, Baier and MacCallum will anchor their respective programs, Special Report (6PM/ET) and The Story (7PM/ET), live from Nashville. Additionally, FNC’s The Daily Briefing and The Five will broadcast from Nashville while all other programs will originate from the network’s Washington, D.C. and New York bureaus. Hannity will be presented live at 11PM/ET on Thursday, followed by special editions of The Ingraham Angle at 12AM/ET and FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream at 1AM/ET. The Ingraham Angle will be presented live from Columbus, Ohio on October 22nd and October 23rd and feature focus groups of decided and undecided voters reacting to the final presidential debate and discussing their thoughts on the 2020 election.
The below FNC programs will originate from Nashville unless otherwise noted, including:
Wednesday, October 21st
2PM/ET – The Daily Briefing
5PM/ET – The Five
6PM/ET – Special Report with Bret Baier
7PM/ET – The Story with Martha MacCallum
Thursday, October 22nd
2PM/ET – The Daily Briefing
5PM/ET – The Five
6PM/ET – Special Report with Bret Baier, Baier will be joined by Martha MacCallum
7PM/ET – The Story with Martha MacCallum, MacCallum will be joined by Bret Baier
9PM/ET-11PM/ET – Presidential Candidates Debate, co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum
11PM/ET – Hannity (New York, NY)
12AM/ET – The Ingraham Angle (Columbus, OH)
1AM/ET – FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream (Washington, DC)
FOX News Radio (FNR) will provide live coverage of the final presidential debate on Thursday, October 22nd from the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The debate coverage will begin with an hour-long pre-show starting at 8PM/ET and will be led by FOX News Radio’s national correspondent Jared Halpern and FOX News Radio political analyst Josh Kraushaar. Coverage will be made available on the FNC APP (Listen Button) and heard on FNR affiliates nationwide. Following the debate, The FOX News Rundown Podcast will be providing detailed analysis, available at FoxNewsPodcasts.com. FNR’s nationally-syndicated Brian Kilmeade Show (9AM -12PM/ET), FOX Across America with Jimmy Failla (12PM -3PM/ET) and Guy Benson Show (3PM -6PM/ET) will be providing live reaction and analysis following the debate. Additionally, FOX News Headlines 24/7 will continue its Democracy 2020 updates surrounding debate coverage every 15 minutes on SiriusXM Channel 115.
FOX News Digital will feature regular live blogs along with the latest articles on all the developments ahead of, during and in the aftermath of the candidates’ standoff. The latest content will be available on desktop devices, tablets and the FOX News Mobile App. Viewers can also follow all developments from the network’s signature programs on social media across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
FOX Nation, FNC’s on demand subscription-based service will present FOX Nation’s Debate Watch Party hosted by The Pursuit!’s John Rich, No Interruption’s Tomi Lahren and FOX & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth live from Nashville, Tennessee. Streaming live from 8:30PM-11:15PM/ET, the watch party will include pre-debate and post-debate commentary along with contributions from special guests. New subscribers will receive a 30-day free trial of FOX Nation with code DEBATE through Thursday, October 22nd.
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