October 11th, 2012

CNN Debate Vice Presidential Debate Programming: Thursday, October 11th


All Transcripts:

•    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will be a guest on The Situation Room; Wolf Blitzer will talk with the congressman about his experience in debate prep with Joe Biden. VIDEO:

•    In Washington, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and John King, will lead the network’s coverage with Soledad O’Brien inside the debate hall in Kentucky and Erin Burnett live from Virginia. In addition, Oct. 16 presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley will join the network’s coverage from Washington to provide insight as to what she’ll be listening for during the debate.
•    On hand throughout the evening’s coverage to provide expert analysis: chief political analyst Gloria Borger, senior political analyst David Gergen, as well as Paul Begala, Alex Castellanos, Van Jones and Mary Matalin.
•    White House correspondent Brianna Keilar will report live from the debate and will share moments from her interview with Beau Biden. VIDEO:

•    CNN senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash spoke with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in a national exclusive interview to gain an extensive behind-the-scenes perspective on Ryan’s debate preparation and more. The full interview will air tonight. Advance VIDEO: FULL INTV:
•    Gloria Borger traveled to Delaware today to talk with Beau Biden about his father’s debate preparation on debate day. VIDEO:

•    The Vice Presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan begins.
•    During the presidential debate, the network will feature: real-time feedback from CNN’s focus group in Virginia; and a running time clock that tracks each candidate’s speaking time and will tally time spent on major issues at the end of the debate.

•    The post-debate coverage will feature political fact checks from the “reality check” team of anchor John Berman and correspondent Tom Foreman from the network’s virtual studio. VIDEO: and another foreign policy fact check
•    Chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin and national political correspondent Jim Acosta will report from the debate and bring viewers instant reaction from the Spin Room upon conclusion of the debate. Acosta’s intv with RNC Chair. VIDEO: // Yellin’s intv w/ Obama’s Stephanie Cutter VIDEO:

•    Erin Burnett will report live from Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she will be joined by a group of undecided voters. Burnett will share the group’s reaction and opinions live on CNN. #CNNundecideds

•    CNN and ORC International will reveal the results of a poll of viewers across the country who watched the debate. Visit the CNN Political Ticker for additional information after 11 p.m. ET

•    CNN will provide unrestricted access to the network’s presidential debate programming through and via CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad.
•    Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook. WATCH HOW TO VIDEO:
•    Embeddable video, highlights from coverage and CNN images will be available throughout the coverage on:


FIRST ON CNN: Biden debate prep photos:

5 things to watch in tonight’s debate:

John King: VP debate no game-changer, but could shift momentum

Candy Crowley on Moderating Second Debate