It’s a question that has been on many minds as the first Republican presidential debate approaches.
Should the candidates debate in person?
Do they go to a convention?
And will they debate in one of the two main debates?
The answer, it seems, is both yes and no.
In the case of the first debate, which is expected to take place on Monday night in Cleveland, the debate commission is planning to host both a two-and-a-half hour live TV event with CNN and a debate in-studio with MSNBC.
CNN and MSNBC are scheduled to air the first two hours of the event.
The second hour will air on Tuesday.
“We have a lot of things going on at the moment that we’re going to be talking about on the air,” said Tim Gionet, a CNN executive vice president.
However, Gionett said the network’s announcement about the second debate was based on a survey of candidates.
The debate commission has already announced that it will hold the second presidential debate on October 16 in Orlando, Florida, a city that was once the home of the former Democratic president, Bill Clinton.
On Monday, the commission is expected announce its full slate of candidates for the 2020 election.
It is also considering whether to hold a second debate in a second city, such as New York, according to CNN.