Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz will take part in a debate on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on CNN Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET. If you would like to watch the debate but are not near a television tonight, CNN will make it available to stream for those with a cable and satellite log-in and for those without.
Cruz, along with most of the Republican politicians in Congress, have called for an immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act, while Sanders has defended it. Both Cruz and Sanders ran for their parties’ presidential nominations in 2016 but each lost in the primaries.
The debate will be moderated by CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at The George Washington University. Cruz and Sanders will also take questions from voters across the country during the event. The debate is scheduled to last 90 minutes.
Here’s what you need to know to access live streams of the event between the two ideologically-opposed senators.
The complete debate from February 8 is available here:
If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
Users can watch CNN’s coverage live via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:
1) Click here to go to the Sling website.
2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free.”
3) Create an account.
4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include Sling Orange, which includes CNN.
5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged.
6) Download the app for your computer to start watching
Tablet or Other Streaming Devices
If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch CNN’s coverage on tablets and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app.
CNNGo is available for Apple TV and Roku steaming devices. However, you need a cable or satellite account to access it.
If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
The event will be live streamed on CNNgo, which is available online and on mobile devices.
You can access CNN’s free live stream of the debate at this link.
The live stream will start automatically. CNN did not say in its press release if you will need a cable connection to access the live stream or not, but it has offered previous presidential debates via its live stream for free, for people with or without cable.