NBC anchor Lester Holt just announced the topics for the first presidential debate

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NBC’s Lester Holt, the moderator of the first presidential debate next week, on Monday announced the topics to be discussed during the much-anticipated event.

The three topics to be discussed during the debate, held at Hofstra University in New York, will be “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity,” and “Securing America,” per a release from the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The debate format calls for six 15-minute time segments, and each of the topics will take up two of the six time slots. The debate will start at 9 p.m. next Monday and will run for 90 minutes without any commercial interruption.

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