Sports Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum hated the presidential debate. But it reinforced why he's hosting his own show.
How to Watch Fox News' Coverage of the First 2020 Presidential Debate Live Online
This 2020 presidential election cycle is entering its final act, finally, as we kick off the presidential debates. The first of these, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, will see Chris Wallace do his best to moderate Joe Biden and Donald Trump in what will no doubt be an extremely contentious affair even by the standards of presidential debates. And, of course, you'll find plenty of coverage on Fox News. If Fox News is your TV news network of choice, you'veIf Fox News is your TV news network of choice, you've come to the right place — we've got everything you need to know about the channel's coverage plans for Tuesday's debate.
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“I did enjoy some wine after that. I’m sure most of America enjoyed a drink after witnessing that,” McCollum told USA TODAY Sports. “It’s a joking moment, but it’s also serious. I’m sure everyone felt distressed with the tension and uncertainty that comes from those types of moments. You start to think we could be in some serious trouble.”
How to Watch CNN's Coverage of the First Presidential Debate of 2020 Live Online
The presidential debates are upon us, and that means we're fairly close, finally, to the end of what has been an extraordinarily hectic election cycle. The first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and CNN will have its usual expansive coverage, and it'll all be available to stream live for free. The debate itself is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. ET, and CNN's debate preshow — led by Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper — will start up two hours before that at 7 p.m. ET. CNN's main crew for the night — Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Abby Phillip — will join in at 8 p.m., and they'll all stick around once the debate ends at 10:30 p.
As he endured the 90-minute debate Tuesday night, the experience only reinforced the thought process behind McCollum’s latest project. He spent the past year brainstorming and ultimately partnering with, an athlete majority-owned channel that McCollum has invested in with hopes to improve civic discourse. PlayersTV will feature McCollum hosting “ReMaking America,” a talk show that plans to feature interviews with athletes, politicians, community leaders and activists about social issues.
The show plans to begin production this month and launch shortly before Election Day on Nov. 3 through the channel’s distribution platforms, including Samsung TV Plus and SLING TV’s streaming services. McCollum plans to interview vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, although a date hasn't been set. He also is pursuing interviews with author Malcolm Gladwell and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, among others, to speak about their professions, life experiences and societal issues.
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“I haven’t spoken to her personally before this. Obviously she’s getting ready for a debate soon, and has her attention focused on other things,” McCollum said about his upcoming interview with Harris. “But PlayersTV continues to be in contact with her group and figure out the next step with what that looks like. We’re just excited to be able to have conversations with crucial figures in this world with not just athletes and politicians, but with community leaders, activists and people that are looking to make a change.”
McCollum has made various efforts on that front.
He serves as a vice president on the NBA players union executive committee, which worked with the league to resume the season at a quarantine site beginning in July while using that platform to speak out on systemic racism. After thefollowing the shooting of Jacob Blake, partly so they still had a platform.
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The first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be remembered more for its interruptions and bickering than anything else, leaving several political commentators stunned and appalled. "This was the most chaotic presidential debate I've ever seen," CNN's Wolf Blitzer said immediately after the debate concluded. "That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck," Jake Tapper said. "The American people lost"This was the most chaotic presidential debate I've ever seen," CNN's Wolf Blitzer said immediately after the debate concluded.
McCollum also has worked with “More Than a Vote,” an initiative Los Angeles Lakers starhas overseen and .
But after the Trail Blazers lost in the first round to the Lakers in the playoffs, McCollum expanded his focus toward PlayersTV, which also has investments from other NBA players (Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving,, Anthony Tolliver), an MLB Hall of Famer (Ken Griffey Jr.), an All-Star pitcher (Trevor Bauer) and NFL players (Travis Kelce, Vernon Davis). Before the Trail Blazers drafted McCollum at No. 10 in 2013, he majored in journalism at Lehigh University and has also hosted a podcast.
Unlike what he saw during the presidential debate, McCollum plans to have his shows offer more substance in both one-on-one interviews and round-table discussions.
“It was hard to watch. There was so much yelling, going back and forth, arguing and a lot of a lack of maturity being displayed,” McCollum said of the debate. “In order for us to have changes in society, we have to do a better job with listening to each other, listening to stories, listening to experiences and sharing things. That’s the way you’re able to come to a better understanding of people in general. We have to do a better job in society. It starts at the top.”
Joe Biden To Do NBC News Town Hall Moderated By Lester Holt
Joe Biden will participate in an NBC News town hall on Oct. 5 in Miami, with Lester Holt moderating. The event was announced following this evening’s debate between Biden and President Donald Trump. This will be Biden’s second town hall of the fall campaign. He participated in a CNN event earlier this month in Scranton, PA, a drive in event where attendees socially distanced from their cars. Decision 2020: Joe Biden Town Hall will air at 8 PM ET on NBC, MSNBC and NBC News Now. The network said that it also extended an offer to Trump to do a similar event. The president participated in an ABC News town hall on Sept. 15. On NBC Nightly News on oct.
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