The second presidential debate was a town meeting, in which citizens asked questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates had two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants were undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

CBS Radio News at the second presidential debate.

Vice President Joe Biden stopped his motorcade today before arriving at his campaign event to greet supporters (Photo taken by Rodney Hawkins, CBS News & National  Journal)
Vice President Joe Biden stopped his motorcade today before arriving at his campaign event to greet supporters (Photo taken by

Former Cincinnati Bengal Anthony Munoz speaking at Romney rally in Lebanon, OH (Photo taken by Sarah Huisenga, CBS News & National Journal)

Former Cincinnati Bengal Anthony Munoz speaking at Romney rally in Lebanon, OH (Photo taken by

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The debate covered both foreign and domestic topics and was divided into nine timed segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator asked an opening question, after which each candidate had two minutes to respond. The moderator used the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Vice presidential debate (October 11, 2012, Centre College, Danville, KY)
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.
— in Danville, KY.
Mitt Romney visits the press passing out McDonald’s: Quarter Pounder? (Photo taken by Sarah Huisenga, CBS News & National Journal)

Mitt Romney visits the press passing out McDonald’s: Quarter Pounder? (Photo taken by Sarah Huisenga, CBS News & National Journal)

(October 11, 2012, Centre College, Danville, KY)
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Paul Ryan at the pumpkin patch today with his wife, Janna, and 3 kids, Liza, Charlie and Sam. (Photo taken by Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News & National Journal)

Paul Ryan at the pumpkin patch today with his wife, Janna, and 3 kids, Liza, Charlie and Sam. (Photo taken by Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News & National Journal)

The debate focused on domestic policy and was divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.