On July 18, CNN aired a live draw to determine the specific candidate lineups for each debate night.
NIGHT ONE, Tuesday, July 30:
NIGHT TWO, Wednesday, July 31:
Bill de Blasio
The July 30-31 debates will feature opening and closing statements and two hours of debate time each night. Candidates will be given 60 seconds to respond to a moderator-directed question and 30 seconds for responses and rebuttals. Both debates will air at 8:00pm for two hours each night.
- Colored lights will be used to help the candidates manage their remaining response times: 15 seconds = yellow; 5 seconds = flashing red; no time remaining = solid red.
- A candidate attacked by name by another candidate will be given 30 seconds to respond.
- There will be no show of hands or one-word, down-the-line questions.
- A candidate who consistently interrupts will have his or her time reduced.
- Questions posed by the moderators will appear on the bottom of the screen for television viewers.
July 30-31, 2019
Democratic Primary Debate
Aired On: CNN
Live Stream: Live stream on CNN.com, CNN en Español, CNN apps for iOS and Android, and on the CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Android TV; simulcast on CNN International.
Location: Fox Theatre, Downtown Detroit
Moderators: Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper
Candidates: See above
Qualifications: Same rules to apply as first debate qualifications. A candidate will need to either have at least 1 percent support in three qualifying polls, or provide evidence of at least 65,000 individual donations from a minimum of 200 different donors in at least 20 states.
For videos of first debates and additional information for future debates, please visit here.