Just like the party conventions, there will be many ways to watch the debates (and the punditry that leads in and follows) starting with the first debate tonight on October 3, 2012. Here are a few ways you’ll be sure to see all the action:

  • YouTube Politics has non-stop coverage from 4 PM – 11:30 PM ET
  • CNN offers the coverage from your computer, tablet, or phone. CNN’s viewer will let you pause, rewind, and fast forward the livestream as well. In addition, CNN is also offering an interesting new tool that will let you create clips from the debate right after they happen and share them with your friends. CNN also offers close captioning with its online stream and its debate coverage begins at 7 PM ET. See the video below for more information.
  • C-SPAN also is offering free live coverage of the debates beginning at 6 PM ET.
  • The websites of many newspapers will also be offering free live coverage of the presidential debates, so check you’re favorite paper or try the New York Times.

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