FOX News Channel Announces Coverage Plans for the Second Presidential Debate on October 16

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October 15th, 2012

FNC will cover the second Presidential Debate at Hofstra University live on Tuesday, October 16 from 8:55PM-10:30PM ET in the primetime special America's Election Headquarters: Presidential Debate, co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly. Brit Hume, Joe Trippi, Ed Henry, Carl Cameron, John Roberts, Chris Wallace and Charles Krauthammer will also provide analysi

Utilizing Twitter’s Political Index, FNC will integrate the overall social media sentiment for the candidates along with their key exchanges to both the network’s online and television programming.  FNC will also use Twitter data to create a list of the Top Five most popular topics throughout the evening.

The following programs will originate from Long Island, New York on Tuesday, October 16th:


  • 1:00-3:00 PM/ET – America Live with Megyn Kelly
  • 3:00-4:00 PM/ET – Studio B with Shepard Smith
  • 4:00-5:00 PM/ET – Your World with Neil Cavuto
  • 5:00-6:00 PM/ET – The Five
  • 6:00-7:00 PM/ET – Special Report with Bret Baier
  • 7:00-8:00 PM/ET – FOX Report with Shepard Smith
  • 8:55-11:00 PM/ET - America’s Election Headquarters: Presidential Debate with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly
  • 11:00 PM-12 AM/ET - Hannity


  • Mike

    HOFSTRA PRIDE! I go to Hofstra!!

  • Mark2

    Is this an advertisement for Fox News? LOL

  • Doug Z

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  • Doug Z

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  • Stephen

    *Blatant Sarcasm* I love how its not biased at all. Fox News has the Romney Ryan logo in the backdrop. =D Funny as heck.

  • Jan

    Hate to tell Fox news, but this is not very different from how the OTHER cable channels will be covering the debate. And before Tuesday, they’ll simply be talking about it incessantly, as though there’s anything else to say.

  • Doug Z


    Trying to make it the Superbowl

  • Mark2

    This site is becoming so biased, they might as well just put a link to Fox news on their homepage

  • Mark2

    This is the third time that they announced that FOXNews was going to cover the debates, like we didn’t already know. And of course they’ve never once mentioned that MSNBC or CNN was going to be covering the debates or list their daily schedule for that day like they did up above for FOXNews. How retarded is that?

  • d.d

    I’ll be doing my usual… channel surfing between Fox & CNN. As much as I like Bret Baier, I wish he’d tone down a shade on his teeth whitener. His teeth gleam & distract me.

  • Ralph Hahn

    NOTE: Above is a Fox News news release, that’s why the other nets aren’t mentioned. If you look at the Late Night Ratings, you’ll see that it’s always the NBC News Release that brags about Jay & Jimmy beating Dave & Craig.

    I think Sara just forgot to put the words Fox News news release at the top. And, for including her byline, the point can be made that this is a “TV By The Numbers” story.

    There’s no bias here. But, then again, those who hate Fox are brain dead anyway so they think there is. See posts from moron2.

  • AppleStinx

    Neat schedule. 8:00-8:55 PM/ET probably will be The O’Reilly Factor. :smile:

  • Ralph Hahn

    @AppleStinx: Hey, you’re right. Fox left their bread and butter host Bill O’Reilly off of the press release! Good eye, Apple.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM
    This site is becoming so biased, they might as well just put a link to Fox news on their homepage

    Caaaaan you say PRESS RELEASE?…………………sure ya can! :)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Caaaaan you say PRESS RELEASE?………………… <<<

    I think the more common name is News Release. Press Release was something that went to the print media. News release covers the print as well as the broadcast media.

    I started in radio news 40 years ago, and I NEVER owned one of those "PRESS" cards that went inside the hat band. lol

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