November Democratic debate: What you need to know

The presidential debate is coming to Atlanta, here’s how and when to watch

The Democratic primary presidential debate will take place Wednesday at 9 p.m. at Tyler Perry’s sprawling studios. The 10 candidates slated to travel to the Peach State for the fifth debate of the primary season will debate at the Oprah Winfrey sound stage

You can tune in using this live stream from MSNBC:

Local leaders, like Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms say it’s a good chance for the city to shine.

The debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will be moderated by an all-female lineup: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker. It will bring not only the major candidates to town, but also a slew of media attention and visitors. 

And even though Perry’s studios are massive, actually snagging a ticket to attend the high-profile event will be tough. 

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According to The Washington Post, the Democratic National Committee will work with the state party to allocate tickets.

“The DNC will work with the Georgia Democratic Party and a variety of local organizations, including unions, local Democratic organizations and women’s rights organizations, to invite guests to the debate,” according to the newspaper. “Each campaign will also be allocated an equal number of tickets.”

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But there will still be a number of ways to engage with the debate.

With the major candidates in town, there will be several viewing parties happening around the city. Whether you’re looking to host a party or just want to tune in, here’s what you need to know. 

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The good news for cord cutters is that in June, the Democratic National Committee asked all networks hosting debates to also make them available online.

"We have asked all of our potential partners to stream the debate for free, and they have agreed,” a DNC spokeswoman told CNN in June.

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How to watch:

Follow along with the AJC’s live coverage on debate day:

Noon: The AJC’s Greg Bluestein will host a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on the r/politics subreddit.
7:30 p.m.: Join the AJC’s Maya T. Prabhu and Joseph Ferguson on YouTube live for pre-debate coverage.
8 p.m.: Members of the AJC’s political team – Greg Bluestein, Jim Galloway and Tia Mitchell – will have live coverage from on site at the debate. Tune in on Facebook.
Post-debate: Hear America’s first reaction to the debate from a focus group assembled by WSB and the AJC. You can watch live on the WSB Facebook page.
Stay with the AJC on Facebook Live for a recap of the events after the debate is over. 
The AJC will also have coverage throughout the day and night on AJC.com and across social media.

On TV: The debate will be live on MSNBC starting at 9 p.m.
Online: It will be streamed live on msnbc.com and washingtonpost.com.
Mobile: If you’re on the go, or have given up a TV all together, you can also stream via the NBC News and The Washington Post’s mobile apps, available for both android and iOS.
Radio: If you prefer just to hear the audio of the banter, you can listen through SiriusXM Channel 118 and TuneIn.

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