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How to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's debate

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are finally set to face off in the first of three presidential debates on Monday night. NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt will be moderating the debate, which will take place at 9 p.m. ET from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The 90-minute event will be broken into six 15-minute segments and cover three topics: America’s direction, achieving prosperity, and securing America.

When it comes to watching the debate, a wide-range of options include tuning into traditional networks on your TV to experiencing it in virtual reality. Get the full list of where you can watch below.

Television

If you prefer to watch the debates the old-fashioned way, you’re more than covered — NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, PBS, and Univision will all be broadcasting live.

Online

Many of the high-profile social media sites have partnered with news sources to stream coverage. Facebook and ABC are making ABC News’ coverage available via Facebook Live, Twitter will be streaming Bloomberg TV at debates.twitter.com, and YouTube will offer multiple options, including the streams from NBC News, PBS, Fox News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Telemundo.

Mobile

While many of the online options are also available via mobile, news organizations such as The New York Times, CNN, and Fox News will offer the ability to watch the debate through their apps.

Virtual Reality

NBC News has partnered with AltspaceVR to turn Rockefeller Center into Virtual Democracy Plaza. The setup will have NBC News personalities hosting events, including debate watch parties and even an after-party following Monday’s debate. If it all becomes overwhelming, there’s also some political comedy programming planned.