Tonight is the CNN Climate Crisis Town Hall. The event begins at 5 p.m. Eastern tonight – September 4, 2019 – and lasts until midnight Eastern. Ten Democratic presidential candidates will be speaking about their plans for climate change for 40 minutes apiece. There weren’t any public tickets for this event available. The audience was chosen from Democratic and Independent voters and interested stakeholders, CNN shared. Read on to find out how you can watch the event online. The second section of this article will include details about the schedule.
How To Watch a Live Stream of the Climate Town Hall
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of CNN on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
CNN is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CNN on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, which includes CNN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CNN on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include CNN.
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CNN on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
You can also stream the event on CNN.com and mobile devices using CNN’s apps for Android or iOS, or via the CNNgo apps on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Android TV, SiriusXM Channels 116, 454, 795 and the Westwood One Radio Network.
Schedule for the Town Hall
Here’s the schedule for the town hall tonight, in case you’re only interested in hearing from specific candidates. This schedule was provided by CNN. All times are Eastern.
- 5 p.m. Eastern: Julian Castro will be interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer
- 5:40 p.m.: Andrew Yang who be interviewed by Blitzer
- 6:20 p.m.: Kamala Harris will be interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett
- 7 p.m.: Amy Klobuchar will be interviewed by Burnett
- 8 p.m.: Joe Biden will be interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper
- 8:40 p.m.: Bernie Sanders will be interviewed by Cooper
- 9:20 p.m.: Elizabeth Warren will be interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo
- 10 p.m.: Pete Buttigieg will be interviewed by Cuomo
- 10:40 p.m.: Beto O’Rourke will be interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon
- 11:20 p.m.: Cory Booker will be interviewed by Lemon
Bill Weir, CNN’s chief climate correspondent, will also be joining with questions throughout the town hall tonight.
Kamala Harris had originally declined the invitation to the town hall due to a scheduling conflict, CNN reported, but then changed her mind and said she’d participate. Spokeswoman Lily Adams said: “We were happy to change our schedule to accommodate such a critical conversation.”
Julian Castro waited until he reached the polling requirements for the September debate before accepting his invitation to the town hall.
All 10 of the Democrats participating in the town hall have also qualified for the September Democratic debates. They hit 2 percent in four qualifying polls and have raised money from 130,000 donors or more. The Democrats who didn’t qualify are also not participating in this town hall. However, some of them are still trying to qualify for the October debates.
The September debate will take place on September 12, 2019 at Texas Southern University. The debate will be from 8-11 p.m. Eastern and is hosted by ABC and Univision. The debate after that will take place on October 15, 2019 in Ohio. If more than 10 candidates qualify, there might be a second debate on October 16. Candidates have until October 1 to meet the requirements for the October debate, which are the same as the requirements for the September debate.
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