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Vice Presidential Debate 2012: Time, Location, How To Follow Along LIVE

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It's Thursday, 10-11-12, and that means it's time for the lone vice presidential debate of the 2012 election season between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden.

Just like the presidential debate last week, there will be many options to watch the VP debate live. You'll have several live streaming options, in addition to all the live tweets and live blogs.

When is the debate happening?

The debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET tonight at Centre College in Danville, Ky. It is scheduled to last for 90 minutes. It will be moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News. (Here are more details on what to expect.)

Where will it be live streamed?

AOL (parent company of The Huffington Post), Yahoo and Google will all have live streams, thanks to their digital coalition. You'll also be able to watch the debate live on HuffPost Live.

Other options include YouTube, USTREAM and Xbox Live, according to Mashable's Alex Fitzpatrick.

Where can I have a conversation with other viewers in real-time?

Twitter is likely to be a great place for this. The official Twitter hashtag for the debate is #debates, though #vpdebate will likely be used by some as well.

HuffPost Live, in addition to its live stream, will offer the ability to comment in real-time with other viewers through these four conversation hubs: Politics, Comedy, Young Voters, Women.

Another way to have your voice heard in real-time: join our VP debate panel.

Where can I find the debate on television?

You can watch the vice presidential debate on these channels, per NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, PBS.

What else do I need to know?

Tonight's debate will focus on foreign and domestic topics. Here are five things to watch for at the debate, per the Associated Press.

After tonight's debate, there will be two more presidential debates. Click here for a full schedule and more information.

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