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​How to Watch the Vice Presidential Debate on TV and Online

Plus: What shows are pre-empted?

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Liz Raftery

Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence will meet in the first and only vice presidential debate on Tuesday at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

The debate, moderated by CBS News/CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano, will start at 9 p.m. ET and will run for 90 minutes without commercials. The format will consist of nine 10-minute segments, each covering a different discussion topic.

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Kaine, who is Hillary Clinton's running mate, will face a hometown crowd, as he is the former governor of Virginia as well as a current senator from the state. Donald Trump's running mate, Pence, is the governor of Indiana.

So, how can you watch the debate?

For starters, all four major broadcast networks will broadcast the debate. (Yep, that means Bull, Scream Queens, Fresh Off the Boatand other regularly-scheduled Tuesday programming will be pre-empted this week.) It will also be shown on select cable networks, including CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, Univision and PBS, as well as their respective websites.

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A number of online outlets will also be broadcasting streams of the debate, including Buzzfeed, Hulu, the Huffington Post, Yahoo, YouTube and CBSN. Facebook will also be broadcasting ABC News' coverage of the event via Facebook Live, and Twitter has entered a similar partnership with coverage from Bloomberg.

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