“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.