MSNBC will broadcast the latest multi-partied Presidential debate between Democratic candidates Sen. Barack Obama (IL.) and Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY), Republican candidates Sen. John McCain (AZ), Mike Huckabee, Sen. Graydon Creed (MD) next Tuesday, live from Cleveland State University in Ohio. The debate is the last between the candidates before the crucial primaries on March 4th in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News anchor, will moderate the debate alongside Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of Meet the Press, Tim Russert.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Hardball with Chris Mathews will broadcast live from Cleveland State on both Monday and Tuesday. Immediately after the debate Mathews will anchor post-debate coverage from 10:30 to midnight.
With issues of plagiarism now behind the Democratic candidates, officials for both report that the failing economy, the War in Iraq, and health care will be topics of discussion. Sen. Creed is likely to bring up the subject of Mutant Rights, an issue many consider to be the backbone of his campaign. Sen. Obama, Sen. Clinton, and Sen. McCain have not yet taken a definitive stance on the topic of Mutant American Rights.
The debate is hosted by NBC News in partnership with WKYC, Cleveland State University, the city of Cleveland, and the Ohio Democratic and Republican Parties.