Video: CBS Hosts Dems Debate 9 PM

“Face the Nation” anchor John Dickerson will be the principal moderator, and he will be joined by CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, KCCI anchor Kevin Cooney and the Des Moines Register’s political columnist, Kathie Obradovich. Starting at 9 p.m. on CBS the debate will air in prime-time.

With Friday’s attacks in Paris, the debate will also focus on foreign policy differences among the candidates and strategies to fight extremist groups abroad.

The broadcast will take place live from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and it is the second official debate for the Democratic party in this primary season. Those wishing to watch on broadband can do so on CBSN the all news streaming service for CBS. Debate junkies will love the fact CBSN will  offer extensive coverage starting at 5 p.m.

The candidates debating will be former Secretary of State and current frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Previous candidates Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee have both suspended their campaigns since the last Democratic debate in Las Vegas on CNN last month.

Sanders’ lead strategist Tad Devine said recently, “I do expect [this one] to be a debate that has more focus on Iowa.” The official Twitter hashtag to join in on the conversation through social media is #DemDebate.

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.