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The presidential debate: Where and when to watch

A volunteer prepares labels for seats in the debate hall ahead of the presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at the University of Denver in Denver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

We've got debate analysis aplenty on and lots of social media, photos and video here on the Grid. But if you need more, here's a rundown of where to watch and other details before tonight's first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney

Where and when?  9 p.m. ET at the University of Denver in Denver, Colo. 

Who is moderating? Jim Lehrer of PBS will moderate his 12th presidential debate. 

Where can I watch it? The short answer is everywhere. You can watch it on your computer or mobile device on the Grid, and most broadcast networks and cable news outlets are airing it in its entirety. 

How can I follow it on social media? The official Twitter handle is #debates, and you can read about Facebook and Tumblr's coverage plans here. Each candidate has a page dedicated to the event: Here are the Romney debate page and the Obama debate page.

More debate coverage from
Wonkblog|The Fix: Chris Cillizza and Ezra Klein on the politics and policy of debates at 2 p.m. ET 
Dan Balz: 8 questions about the first presidential debate
Photos: Debate moderators through the years
Video: Karen Tumulty's debate school for Obama and Romney.

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