By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET
Place: Paris Theater, Las Vegas, NV
Hosts: NBC, MSNBC, and The Nevada Independent.
Moderators: Lester Holt and Chuck Todd of NBC, Hallie Jackson of NBC and MSNBC, Vanessa Hauc of Noticias Telemundo, and Jon Ralston of The Nevada Independent.
Joe Biden (Former Vice President )
Michael Bloomberg (Former Mayor New York, NY)
Pete Buttigieg (Former Mayor South Bend, IN)
Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota Senator)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont Senator)
Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts Senator)
Podium order: Unknown. (Perhaps the hosts are having difficulty ranking a candidate who qualified according to the ***cough*** DNC rules ***cough*** but who hasn’t actually appeared before voters.)
How to Watch (or Listen)
[The debate] will be broadcast on NBC and MSNBC. You’ll be able to stream it on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News mobile app, NBC News’ and MSNBC’s Facebook pages, and the The Nevada Independent. As with the previous debates, you can watch Wednesday debate for free on NBC’s digital platforms without authentication, which means you won’t have to sign in at all, just start streaming.
You can also stream the debate live on NBC News Now, NBC’s streaming app for OTT devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV … Roku and Xumo.
Universo will show the Spanish-language broadcast.
I’m sure readers will have their own suggestions.
I don’t think there’s any point gaming out the debate, though I do hope that Sanders does his Borscht Belt comedian schtick. But just to get a handle on the coverage after the debate:
DM: Unpaid Intern
Busy night for me so tweet this after the debate: "Bloomberg absolutely crushed it!" Add some smears about Bernie. Maybe make something up about the audience booing him. Don't forget to message Mike for my check and maybe work coffee will be free going forward.
— Nate's Liver – Commentary (@SilERabbit) February 19, 2020
 “NH Voter Says Live on MSNBC That Network’s Effort to Tear Down Bernie Sanders Made Her Vote for Him” [Common Dreams]. “Chuck Todd Cites Quote Calling Sanders Supporters “Digital Brownshirt Brigade” [RealClearPolitics].
 “Did Sanders Supporters Throw Chairs at Nevada Democratic Convention?” [Snopes]. False. “The Faux Fracas in Nevada: How a Reporter Manufactured a Riot” [Counterpunch]. “Jon Ralston, the dean of political reporting in Nevada, has spread nothing less than a pack of lies about what went down at the state’s Democratic convention on Saturday. And the fact averse oligarchic national media has run completely riot with the provable falsehoods. No chairs were thrown at the convention Saturday. No death threats were made against the chair of the convention Roberta Lange. And Bernie Sanders delegates were not simply mad because their louder shouting was ignored. Ralston has been the culprit behind each of these falsehoods; and the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and a dizzying array of other outlets have swallowed them whole then regurgitated them for their much more massive audiences.”
As usual, this post does not update; readers may track the debate in real time in comments. Please keep your comments as informative and analytical as possible. There are no points at NC for context-free one-liners (“Boo ____!” or “Oh!”) that only those who are also watching can make sense of; that’s for Facebook or Reddit. I think it adds more value if you take a moment, use your critical thinking skills, then comment, and readers can discuss what you say. That way, those who cannot watch the debate — or can’t stand to do so — can get a good idea of what really happened by reading what you write. This is what the NC commentariat is so very good at, after all. Last time, the times before that, and this time. Thank you!