Next Democratic debate: Sanders vs. Biden, what time, what channel

Sanders vs. Biden in next Democratic debate: What you need to know

The next Democratic debate, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a more intimate affair with former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders the only two on the stage and no one in the audience.

The two will meet in Washington D.C. for the debate which will be held 48 hours before delegate-rich primaries in Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona are to take place.

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday, that to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, it will hold the debate in Washington, D.C., with no live audience, instead of its original planned location of Arizona.

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The debate comes nearly two weeks after Biden turned his fortunes around by sweeping 10 of the 14 states holding primaries on Super Tuesday and scored big wins in last Tuesday’s debate.

Here’s what you need to know about the debate:

When: The debate is set for Sunday, March 15.

Where: The debate has been moved to Washington D.C. because of the coronavirus. There will be no live audience.

What time: The debate begins at 8 p.m. ET. It will last for two hours.

How to watch: The debate will air live exclusively on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International and Univision. It will stream live in its entirety, without requiring logging into a cable provider, on CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV, as well as Univision’s digital properties.

Who is in: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will be debating.

Who is sponsoring: CNN and Univision are partnering with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to sponsor the event.

Who is moderating: CNN's Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, along with Univision's Jorge Ramos, will serve as moderators. Ilia Calderón of Univision will facilitate audience questions at the event.

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, talks before a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C.
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, talks before a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (Matt Rourke/AP)