Presidential debate

Presidential debate: What to watch for in the last Clinton-Trump face-off

Both nominees enter Wednesday's presidential debate -- the final showdown of the election season -- with historically high unfavorability ratings, and need to convince undecided voters why the country would be worse off with their opponent in the White House.

An ex-FBI interrogator's tips on handling debate lies

Plenty of half-truths (and outright non-truths) were uttered during the Clinton-Trump debate last week, and Tuesday's Kaine-Pence head-to-head saw outright denial of statements that had been made on the record - and on camera.

ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper, who will moderate the second presidential debate on Sunday, face a sizeable challenge. Will they manage to respond correctly to any lapses in truth-telling by the candidates?

One man has some advice for them.

Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV record

Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan's debate in 1980 drew 80.6 million viewers.The viewing figures only count those who watched the debate on the 13 US TV channels that carried it live, meaning the true figure may be much higher.

Millions are also thought to have watched worldwide through online live streams or in bars and at parties.

Alicia Machado: Ex-Miss Universe claims Trump called her 'Miss Piggy'

Now, 20 years later, she is back in the headlines.

Ms Machado claims she was called "Miss Piggy" by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the White House who owned the beauty pageant when she won it.

The remarks were made, the Venezuela-born model says, after she put on some weight following her win.


How did it come up?

The issue was brought up by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, during Monday's televised debate with Mr Trump. She was making a point about her rival's remarks about women.

Presidential debate: Trump says he might 'hit Hillary harder'

Mr Trump said he held back "because he didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings".

In a Fox News interview, he also accused moderator Lester Holt of being tougher on him than on Mrs Clinton.

Overnight polls with small samples were split on who won, but more rigorous surveys are due in the coming days.

Initial estimates from research firm Nielsen suggest more than 80 million Americans watched the debate at home, but that figure will rise significantly when other forms of viewing are counted.

Clinton vs. Trump: Everything you need to know about the first debate

Perhaps we should call it "Smackdown at the Mack," since it is being held at the Hofstra University's David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on New York's Long Island.

So how should you watch this D-Day of Debates? We have some tips for you:

What time does it start?