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The 2020 Democratic Presidential debates figure to be TV ratings bonanzas. On Thursday, the DNC announced which network will be the first beneficiary. As we first reported in our daily newsletter Live From the Green Room, NBC News has scored the first debate. MSNBC’s Ali Velshi reported the news at the conclusion of his show Thursday, in a clip which can be seen above. The debates will air on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo on dates soon to be announced. That’s right — dates, plural. The first debate will air on back-to-back nights in primetime. The field will be capped at 20, with no more than 10 candidates on the stage for each session. There will be no “junior varsity” debate this time around, as there was during the 2016 Republican primary — in which candidates which trailed in the polls were relegated to earlier debates in front of Continue reading "NBC Scores First 2020 Debate, Will Air on Back-to-Back Nights in Prime Time This June"