Vice Presidential Debate Live Stream: Kamala Harris Takes on Mike Pence

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was best summed up by CNN’s Jake Tapper, who called it “a hot mess… inside a dumpster fire… inside a train wreck.” Will the one and only vice presidential debate prove to be a more dignified affair?

All eyes will be on Democratic nominee Kamala Harris as she goes up against incumbent VP Mike Pence — from behind plexiglass, and from an acceptance social distance. Spectators will also look to see if debate moderator Susan Page, USA Today‘s Washington Bureau Chief, outperforms Fox News’ Chris Wallace; TVLine readers gave Wallace’s turn as moderator an average grade of “D-.”

The 90-minute, commercial-free debate is being held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. It is set to air on every major network — including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and PBS — and to begin at 9 pm ET.

The VP debate comes less than one week after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania tested positive for coronavirus. While multiple administration officials — including Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, Trump’s personal assistant Nick Luna and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany — have also caught COVID, both Pence and Second Lady Karen have tested negative.

Harris and Pence’s showdown is supposed to be followed by two more presidential debates — on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 22 — though there’s currently some doubt about whether the Oct. 15 matchup can go on as planned following Trump’s COVID diagnosis.

Press PLAY on the video above (courtesy of C-SPAN) to watch Harris go up against Pence, then drop your thoughts in a comment below.