Last night was the first Presidential Debate that put President Barack Obama up against former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney. If you can get to a television, I was able to listen to almost every word of the broadcast using YouTube, and while walking the dog, used the TuneIn Radio app (free).
The President and Vice President debates will continue, with stops in Kentucky, New York, and Florida. It’s an important time for citizens of the United States to become informed and participate.
Here are some places you can grab the broadcast:
I had some problems watching on the YouTube Politics channel because my tablet runs Android 4.1, which does not have Adobe Flash (really you’d think Google would fix that problem). That didn’t deter me though, I viewed the feed from the New York Times or ABC News. Clicking YouTube’s “Live” link will display all of the live feeds on the night of the election.
Incidentally, I ordered a Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Mini cable from Amazon for $2.68. Next week, I’m going to connect the tablet to my HD television and stream the debate live.
If you don’t mind listening to the broadcast, the public airwaves are always available using the TuneIn Radio or the iHeartRadio apps. I walked the dog during the middle portion of the debate (when everyone said “Romney was killing it”), and had a totally different perspective on Romney’s statements than many of my friends. I guess this was another Nixon-Kennedy example (short video here), showing how much television affects one’s perceptions.
If you missed the entire debate, here you go: