October 11th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
10 years ago

CNN VP debate digital experience allows viewers to play TV producer

(CNN) - On Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden will try to slow the recent momentum of the Republican presidential tide, while Rep. Paul Ryan hopes to widen the gap between his boss and the current president, with less than four weeks to go until Election Day.

So, in the middle of tonight's debate, if you find yourself wanting to rewind the last budget comment from Ryan or capture Biden's possible gaffes, there is a new CNN tool to allow you to view, replay and share your favorite clips on-the-fly.

This year, viewers at home and on mobile devices will have a chance to play TV producer–capturing, editing and sharing clips of top debate moments live, while the showdown is going on, via the new CNN Debate experience on the web and on the iPad tablet at CNN.com/debates.

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Continuing with this week’s vice presidential debate in Kentucky and available for all four debates this month, CNN now offers viewers the full televised debate online – including the pre-game and post-game/spin room activity – streaming five hours of coverage each night via a full HD player. Viewers can fast-forward, rewind and pause the debate from anywhere they have an internet connection, using on-screen controls similar to your home DVR.

Then, viewers will be able to edit the debate feed as it happens and share short video clips directly from their browser to their friends via Facebook and Twitter. In addition to CNN’s live TV programming, CNN.com’s readers will also have access to the full closed caption text with the live, real-time debate feed.

For an example of how to use the new debate experience, CNN’s Brianna Keilar explains here. Then, when the debate coverage begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET, go to CNN.com/debates for the full digital experience.

Tune to CNN for Thursday's's vice presidential debate coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. RealityBites

    Two-thirds of American voters say Libya response 'troubling,' as the progressively involved media ignores the truth in a desperate attempt to re-elect Barack Obama.

    October 11, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  2. CBR

    If we were to read all of these articles about the VP debate we might begin to think that there is no other news in the world today. We need to put everything into perspective before we allow this election to turn into a media spectacle.

    October 11, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. RealityBites

    First time unemployment numbers are out! About 339,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended October 6. Lets see, 52 weeks a year makes, 339,000 X 52 = 17,628,000
    17 MILLION 628 THOUSAND Americans lost their job last year.., minimun.
    Not that the 7.8% unemployment rate from the Labor Dept was tampered with or anything like that.., eyes rolling.

    October 11, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |