CNN will rely on two Washington-based hosts and one of its primetime anchors for the next round of debates among Democratic candidates for president.
Dana Bash, Jake Tapper and Don Lemon will moderate a two-night series on CNN July 30 and 31 during which 20 candidates will debate each other. The media venues for these events are determined by the Democratic National Committee, but are shaping up to be massive generators of ratings for the networks that show them. More than 15 million people tuned in for a broadcast of the first of two debates across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, and nearly 18.1 million viewers tuned in for a second night.
CNN will broadcast the event across its flagship cable network, CNN International and CNN en Espanol. The AT&T-owned network will also stream live for free on CNN.com and CNN’s mobile apps.