Huffpost Media

Fox News GOP Debate: Network Makes Final Preparations (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

With Thursday's Republican presidential candidate debate just hours away, Fox News is putting the final touches on the set.

Bret Baier offered viewers a first look at the set of the Fox News/Google-hosted debate, which is taking place in Orlando.

The set is dominated by a blue backlit background, and features lighter-colored podiums for the contenders. As with most debates, the set has a red, blue and white palette, but is more subtle than the set of two earlier debates that took place earlier this month. The NBC News/Politico-hosted debate in Simi, CA had a red set dominated by the image of a waving American flag in the background, while the Tea Party-CNN-hosted debate in Tampa, FL featured stainless podiums against a blue, red and white background with CNN's logo.

Baier will moderate Thursday's debate, which starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time, with Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.

WATCH:

Around the Web

This week's GOP debate: Rick Perry vs everyone else - latimes.com

Moderators for GOP Debate Set a Good Standard | Read Between ...

GOP debate in Florida: What to watch for - The Washington Post