Ryan Biden Debate Time: Vice Presidential Debate 2012

Tonight in Danville, Kentucky, the vice presidential debate is going down. At the podiums, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will face off, with Biden working over-time to defend the honor of President Obama after his feeble debate performance last week. 

The showdown will begin at 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time and will be broadcast on all the major networks. A full list of all the networks carrying the debate can be found here. As far as what's on the agenda, the evening will be moderated by ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondant Martha Raddatz and will cover a range of topics within foreign and domestic policy. 

The 90-minute debate is split into nine time segments, each lasting 10 minutes. Pundits are already abuzz over what each candidate will say, and whether or not the gaffe-prone Biden will be able to keep his mispeaks under wraps. 

The evenings events are already underway online with Twitter trending with the hash tag #JoeBiden and a nation full of voters eagerly awaiting the evening's events. 

The vice presidential debate airs on October 11 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For a livestream of the debate coverage tune in here: 


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