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Republican National Committee Demands “Reforms” From Presidential Debate Commission

Continuing a feud that percolated during the 2020 presidential election, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel sent a letter Tuesday night to the co-chairs of the Commission on Presidential Debates, saying that it would advise Republican candidates to avoid participating in future debates unless the Commission “adopts significant reforms.” “The CPD’s repeated missteps and the […]

TV Ratings: Final Debate Draws Smaller Audience

Ratings for the final presidential debate of 2020 were still big, but they came up short of both the first face-off between Donald Trump and Joe Biden and the final debate of the 2016 campaign.

Critic’s Notebook: Biden Holds Steady, Trump Tones It Down in Final Presidential Debate

NBC News' Kristen Welker oversaw a somewhat more substantive, somewhat more sedate presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump — and avoided becoming a Chris Wallace-esque punchline.

Colbert Unpacks Final Debate With Andrew Cuomo, Who Calls Trump’s Handling of Pandemic “Historic Government Blunder”

In keeping with tradition, Stephen Colbert went live on 'The Late Show' after Thursday's final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Watch Live: Donald Trump and Joe Biden Face Off in Final Presidential Debate

The final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will take place on Thursday, moderated by NBC journalist and White House correspondent Kristen Welker.

Trump Tends to His Electoral Map, Biden Prepping for Debate

President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

NBC Stars Call Out Network After Trump Town Hall: “I’m Ashamed of What’s on NBC Tonight”

NBC News was blasted earlier on Wednesday after it announced it was scheduling a town hall with Trump for the same time as Joe Biden's on ABC News.

Savannah Guthrie Addresses NBC Controversy, Pushes Trump on COVID-19 Testing in Contentious Town Hall Opener

Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie kicked off Thursday night's NBC town hall in Miami with President Donald Trump addressing the scheduling chaos and controversy around the debate-turned-solo event.

Trump Fails to Denounce QAnon in NBC Town Hall

President Donald Trump failed to denounce the far-right conspiracy movement QAnon during his NBC town hall event on Thursday night. 

NBC News Says Trump Town Hall Will Proceed as Scheduled Despite Backlash

NBC News Group chairman Cesar Conde says in a statement that “we share in the frustration that our event will initially air alongside the first half of ABC’s broadcast with Vice President Biden," adding, "Our decision is motivated only by fairness, not business considerations."

Second Debate Between Trump and Biden Officially Canceled

The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden has officially been canceled. The debate was scheduled to be held Oct. 15, and would be a town hall format. 

ABC Schedules Joe Biden Town Hall in Lieu of Second Presidential Debate

ABC News is taking advantage of the chaos surrounding the second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The network says that Biden has agreed to participate in a town hall Oct. 15.