CBS News Reveals Plans For Upcoming Democratic Debate

By Brian Flood 

CBS News has revealed its plans for its upcoming Democratic presidential debate. The first debate on a broadcast network this campaign season will be from 9-11 p.m. ET on Nov. 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson will moderate with CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS’s Des Moines affiliate KCCI anchor Kevin Cooney and The Des Moines Register’s political columnist Kathie Obradovich assisting as panelists.

While the recent GOP debates have featured crowded stages, only Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have been invited to participate in the CBS News Democratic debate. CBSN will offer a stream of the debate with Twitter reaction embedded onscreen. CBS News Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett will anchor pre and post-debate coverage on CBSN.

The official hashtag will be #DemDebate and Dickerson will stick around, hosting Face the Nation from Drake University on Nov. 15. CBS News will also host a GOP debate in Greenville, S.C. on Feb. 13, 2016.