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NPR News will provide live, anchored special coverage and analysis of the1st Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, hosted by All Things Considered host Robert Siegel. This debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by NBCs Lester Holt, the moderator. Holt will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
The 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are the most unpopular candidates since modern polling began. Why is that the case? Over the course of the hour, revisit their personal histories and explore episodes in which their characters were forged. First, explore the ways in which Clinton and Trump stood out from their peers even at a young age. Then look at key moments over the decades that helped cement their public reputations, and dive into aspects of their personalities that have turned into liabilities with voters: Clinton's need for privacy and Trump's desire for public attention. To understand Clinton's character, NPR talks with a former chief of staff, a Republican who worked with her in Congress, a biographer and journalist who has long tracked her career, and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton. To understand Trump's character, theyll talk to longtime friends in business, entertainment, and politics such as Piers Morgan and Roger Stone, a current business partner, a former casino regulator, and a biographer of the Trump family.