Saturday, October 31, 2015

FBN Announces Plans For Next GOP Debate

Neil Cavuto
Republican presidential candidates will not give opening statements at the next debate, hosted by the Fox Business Network, but they will have more time to respond to questions — 90 seconds in their initial answer, and a 60-second rebuttal — according to an internal logistics memo the network sent to the campaigns on Friday.

The NYTimes reports the candidates will also be allowed 30-second closing statements, said the memo, which was obtained by The New York Times and confirmed by Fox Business Network.

The memo comes in the wake of Wednesday evening’s CNBC debate, which angered the Republican National Committee and the candidates, for what they said was the combative tone of the questions, which party officials said did not focus on the economy as much as they had expected from a business news network.

Maria Bartiromo
The Republican campaigns have scheduled a meeting in Washington on Sunday evening to try to regain control of the debate process and force the networks to address their concerns.

The main-stage debate will be moderated by Fox Business Managing Editor Neil Cavuto and Global Markets editor Maria Bartiromo, along with Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker.

On Tuesday, November 10th, coverage will kick off at 5PM/ET with a special edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight featuring pre-debate news and analysis with host Lou Dobbs leading up to the 6PM/ET debate. Dobbs will then toss to Regan, Smith and Seib as they commence the first debate, which will run from 6:00PM-7:30 PM/ET, followed by another special edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight (7:30-9PM/ET).

Gerard Baker
The primetime debate will begin at 9PM/ET, following which, Cavuto will anchor a one-hour special edition of CAVUTO: Coast to Coast live from the Spin Room at 11PM/ET. At midnight, John Stossel will host a special edition of Stossel featuring the Libertarian reaction to the debate with a live studio audience.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Line-Up:
  • 5-6PM/ET: Lou Dobbs Tonight, Live from Milwaukee Theatre
  • 6-7:30PM/ET: Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, Live from Milwaukee Theatre
  • 7:30-9PM/ET: Lou Dobbs Tonight, Live from Milwaukee Theatre
  • 9PM-11PM/ET: Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, Live from Milwaukee Theatre
  • 11PM-12AM: Special Edition of CAVUTO: Coast to Coast, Live from Milwaukee Theatre
  • 12AM-1AM: Special Edition of Stossel, Live from New York
Additionally, Bartiromo, Cavuto and Regan will anchor their shows live from the Milwaukee Theatre with post-debate news and analysis on Wednesday, November 11th starting at 6AM/ET.

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