This week's presidential debate will be a little less chaotic that the first one.
The Debate Commission decided that during the candidates' opening remarks for each segment, it will mute the microphone of the person who isn't speaking to avoid interruptions.
That will give each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time at the outset of each topic to get their messages across. Microphones will not be muted during the open debate segments of the event.
The first debate betweenPresident TrumpandJoe Bidenwas notable for the amount of interruptions. Of course, the commission is aware that the campaigns aren’t thrilled. "One may think they go too far, and one may think they do not go far enough. We are comfortable these actions strike the right balance, and that they are in the best interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held."
ModeratorKristen Welkerof NBC News has chosen the following topics for the upcoming debate: fighting COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.
The debate is Thursday at 9 p.m.