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CBS News Democratic Presidential Debate
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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L-R: Sanders, Clinton, O'Malley                                                                                                                 Screen grab from CBSN.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. E.T.

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Sponsors:  CBS News.

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

Moderators:  Moderator John Dickerson, anchor of CBS News' Face the Nation, joined by panelists CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, KCCI anchor Kevin Cooney and the Des Moines Register’s political columnist Kathie Obradovich.


BroadcastLive on the CBS Television Network in conjunction with CBS’s Des Moines affiliate KCCI; live anchored coverage on CBSN, CBS News' digital streaming news network; CBS Radio News digital stream on Radio.com and on its iPhone and Android apps.

Format:  One minute to respond to questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow ups and for rebuttals.  One minute opening statement "to share your thoughts about the attacks in Paris and lay out your vision for America."

Overview:  Hillary Clinton was the frontrunner going into this debate, and she withstood some attacks but the debate seems unlikely to affect the fundamental dynamics of the race.  CBS News reported that the debate drew 8.55 million viewers.