First debate is days away

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One week from Monday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in the first presidential debate in New York.

Wright State pulled out of hosting the event due to security concerns and rising costs. The debate is now being held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the debate will be divided up into six segments of 15 minutes each on major topics that moderator Lester Holt will choose.

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be in attendance but no third party candidates made the cut in the polls.

After Wright State pulled out from being the host school, Hofstra University accepted and extended an invitation to 15 WSU students to attend the debate in person.

Most of those students had volunteered their time for the debate when it was set to be in the Miami Valley.

All their expenses were paid thanks to donations from the community.
2 NEWS caught up with a couple of them at a recent planning meeting. They tell us this will be a trip to remember.

“It’s going to be very interesting to see them arguing because they both have such a strong personality,” said student, Florencia Calo.

“I’ll see Donald trump and Hillary Clinton themselves in the flesh and that’s one thing in itself that will be completely different seeing them on TV vs. real life so that’s pretty cool,” said student, Rebecca Brinkman.

The debate goes from 9-10:30 PM next Monday September, 26th. 2 NEWS will be in New York and have live reports from Hofstra University beginning on Sunday night on WDTN. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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