10/03/2012 02:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Third Party Candidates to Join in Real Time on Democracy Now!'s Live Coverage of Presidential Debate

As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off in the first presidential debate tonight, Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Denver with a special expanded presidential debate from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ET. We will air the Obama/Romney debate, pausing after questions to include equal time responses from two presidential contenders who were shut out of the official debate: Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party.

Watch our interview with Rocky Anderson when he announced his presidential campaign in December.

In July, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman sat down with Dr. Jill Stein for an extended interview.

During an interview several weeks ago, former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson discussed how the Democrats and Republicans were restricting third parties in U.S. politics.

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