President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off tonight in the first of three presidential debates leading up to the election on Nov. 6. (Vice President Joe Biden and Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, will go head-to-head once, next Thursday.)
Tonight's debate at the University of Denver will focus on the topic of domestic policy and will be moderated by Jim Lehrer.
For the first time since 1992, a woman will be moderating one of the debates leading up to the presidential election.
Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent, will moderate the second of three October debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The format of that debate, which will be held at New York's Hofstra University on Oct. 16, will be a town hall meeting.
Jim Lehrer from PBS' NewsHour will moderate the first debate, at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, and CBS News' Bob Schieffer will moderate the third, on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.