The second (and next) round of debates will be hosted by CNN in Detroit on July 30 and 31. The debates will air at 7pm CST, and the moderators will be Dana Bash, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper.
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Who will debate on 7/30 versus 7/31?
On the evening of Wednesday, July 17, CNN and the DNC will determine which 20 candidates will qualify, and which of the few others in the race will miss the cut. Then on Thursday, July 18, in the 8 pm Eastern hour, the network will air a live drawing to determine which candidates will debate on the first night and which will debate on the second.
For the Detroit debates, candidates will have the opportunity for open and closing statements. During the debate time, candidates will have 60 seconds to respond to moderator questions and 30 seconds for responses and rebuttals; they will also have 30 seconds to respond if a candidate attacks them by name.
All the questions will appear on the bottom of the television screen, and there will be no show-of-hand, one-word, or down-the-line questions. (These are both updates from the first debates in Miami.) CNN also reports that candidates who consistently interrupt will get their time reduced.