Matt Lauer to Moderate First Trump and Clinton Joint-Candidate Event

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NBC's Matt Lauer

The event will take place on the Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York harbor.

NBC's Matt Lauer is set to moderate the first joint-candidate event of the general election between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The Commander-In-Chief Forum will focus on national security, military affairs and veterans' issues. It will broadcast on Sept. 7 from New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located in the Intrepid aircraft carrier on the Hudson River.

Clinton and Trump will field questions from a live audience comprising active-duty service members and veterans. The event is hosted by service organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Lauer has appeared on the Today show since 1997. He's also a contributor to Dateline on NBC.

The joint-candidate event shouldn't be confused with the upcoming presidential debates of which a schedule or moderators have not been unveiled. 

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