Clinton and Trump get ready to face off in 90-minute televised debate

In the US, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are getting ready to face off in a 90-minute televised debate.

People pause near a bus adorned with large photos of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump before the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

It is the first head-to-head debate between the two leading Presidential candidates, which is set to be watched by a domestic audience of over 100 million.

A producer walks past a podium on the stage for the presidential debate.

Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University, Robert Schmuhl, has been looking ahead to tonight's debate: “What’s really important for someone like Donald Trump is to show a certain mastery of policy that he can deal with subjects in a specific manner.

Producers stand next to the stage for the presidential debate.

“By contrast what Hillary Clinton has to guard against is making her remarks so specific that they become boring or tedious for the TV audience.”

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