The Democratic Debate 2016 live stream online and televised Milwaukee event takes place on Thursday night just recently after Sen. Bernie Sanders won the important New Hampshire Primary. His opponent Hillary Clinton will try to gain back some ground as she needs to recover not only from the loss at this week’s primary, but also from the fact her poll results against Sanders at the Iowa caucus ended as just a slight victory for her. Tonight’s latest event raises more questions as Democrats and other interested voters will see which candidate is able to “talk the talk” and comes out looking strong. The 2016 Democratic Debate live streaming and televised coverage arrives thanks to PBS, YouTube and CNN.
According to NPR.com in their Feb. 11 report, Sanders defeated Clinton by a margin of 20 points in the New Hampshire Primary, and now the two will go face-to-face on the debate stage again. Since that primary, Sanders has managed to raise $5 million in additional support funds for his campaign. Tonight’s PBS NewsHour debate will certainly involve some high stakes for both Sanders and the former Secretary of State, who want to gain black and Latino support in various “Super Tuesday” states including Nevada and South Carolina. As of right now, the two candidates may be on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to that support, but that could change tonight.
Clinton recently gained a boost in the form of an endorsement from the Congressional Black Caucus when New York Rep. Gregory Meeks, the chair of the CBC Political Action Committee told CNN “Newsroom” anchor Carol Costello, “One of the individuals that has been with us time and time again has been Hillary Clinton. She has been, her whole career, an individual that has been fighting for issues that are important to the African-American community.” That is huge for Clinton ahead of the Nevada Democratic caucuses set for Feb. 20 and South Carolina Democratic primary on Feb. 27.
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders was dealt a blow as Rep. John Lewis D-Georgia said “I never saw him. I never met him,” in reference to Sanders’ involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Lewis indicated he met Hillary Clinton and President Clinton, but never Sanders, when it came to the sit-ins, Freedom Rides or marches on Washington or from Selma to Montgomery. Expect Sanders to try to overcome this recent issue of his and to also continue to base his campaign on making the political system less about the wealthy and more about fairness for all classes of American people.
Thursday night’s Democratic Debate has a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised coverage is available to United States viewers on both CNN and PBS around the nation. To watch the debate live streaming online, viewers can go to PBS NewsHour on YouTube, as well as the Go.CNN.com website or apps on a variety of mobile devices and TV media devices. Sirius XM Satellite Radio offers CNN Simulcast on channel 116 for subscribers and may also have coverage on political channels 124 to 127 throughout the night.