Follow tonight’s presidential debate live on Troy Public Radio

September 26, 2016

Troy Public Radio will be providing live coverage and analysis for tonight’s historic first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The debate is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated campaign events in history, with more than 100 million expected to watch, according to NPR.

Troy Public Radio and NPR will be providing live coverage both over the air and online at, from 8-10 p.m.  “All Things Considered” host Robert Siegel will be anchoring the coverage and will be joined locally by Troy Public Radio’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro.  Following the debate Siegel and NPR’s reporters and correspondents will fact check the candidate’s statements and analyze the debate results.

Before the debate, tune in from 7-8 p.m. for NPR’s “On Point” as host Tom Ashbrook will be joined by Democratic strategist Anita Dunn, Republican lawyer and strategist Benjamin Ginsberg, Bloomberg News reporter Sahil Kapur, national correspondent for the Washington Post Karen Tumulty and listeners to discuss the challenges and opportunities available in the first debate.

TPR will continue its live special coverage for the remaining presidential debates and the vice-presidential debate.