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NBC News-YouTube Democratic Presidential Debate
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC.
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L-R: O'Malley, Clinton, Sanders                                                                                                   Screen grab from NBC News.

Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. E.T.

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Sponsors:  NBC News and YouTube, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

Candidates:  Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders.

Moderators:  NBC News “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and NBC News chief foreign policy correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

Audience:  About 1,400 people.

Broadcast:  NBC News and streamed live on the NBC News YouTube channel.

Format:  Sixty seconds to respond to questions; 30 seconds for follow ups and rebuttals.

Overview:  The Democrats' fourth debate is the candidates' final such meeting before the first votes are cast in Iowa and New Hampshire.  It was marked by sharp exchanges between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, including over their positions on how to address gun violence and health care.  Martin O'Malley was able to interject himself a few times, for example on Clinton's record on Wall Street.