Scott Pelley, John Dickerson To Lead CBS News Debate Coverage

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and the network’s Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson will lead CBS News’ live coverage of Monday’s first presidential debate, 9-11 PM ET.  CBS News correspondents Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett will provide original reporting on the network’s primetime debate coverage, post-debate analysis on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.

CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer, who moderated presidential debates in 2004, 2008 and 2012, will provide commentary

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after the debates during CBS News’ coverage and provide analysis on CBSN.

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley will be broadcast live from Hofstra University on Monday in advance of the debate at that campus.

Dickerson anchors Face the Nation live from St. Louis, on October 9, for the second presidential debate

CBSN will offer complete coverage before, during and after each debate, with primetime coverage beginning at 7 PM ET. CBSN’s Josh Elliott, Vladimir Duthiers and Reena Ninan will anchor the coverage, and CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano will moderate the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. She will lead CBSN’s live coverage from the final two presidential debates. Schieffer will join CBSN as a special contributor, and Cordes and Garrett will also contribute to CBSN’s coverage live from each debate site. In addition, CBSN will feature a panel of experts and contributors including Jamelle Bouie, Peggy Noonan, Leslie Sanchez and Lynda Tran.

(Quijano, as previously announced, will moderate the Veep debate, at Longwood University on October 4.)

CBS Radio News’ coverage will include live anchored coverage and special reports for each debate, as well as other reports and features for CBS Radio News affiliates. CBS Radio News will also stream each debate live on its iPhone and Android apps.

CBS Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world, is offering comprehensive coverage of the debates, via its correspondents Craig Boswell, Weijia Jiang, Jamie Yuccas and Danielle Nottingham, reporting from the debate sites.

Steve Capus is the executive producer of CBS News’ CAMPAIGN 2016 coverage. He has executive produced CBS News’ primetime coverage of the 2016 presidential nominating contests, presidential debates and the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions.

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