Debate season is in full swing. The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was held Monday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
According to CNNMoney, Monday's debate was the most-watched in American history. Though the final numbers are not out yet, over 80 million people watched across 12 of the network TV channels that carried it live. And that number doesn't include those who watched the debate streaming online.
Debates play a big role in electing our president. Many topics are covered and voters get to hear each candidate's thoughts and positions.
Candidates answer questions and sometimes make claims that are not always substantiated during the debates. Of course, like the debate itself, not everyone will agree on the results. Fact-checking has been called, "opinion journalism."
Here are a few direct links for you:
NPR: NPR put a page together to fact check various claims and points made during Monday night's debate. Click here to check out NPR's fact checking analysis.
NBC News: If you do not like NPR, NBC News is another source. They spotlight 20 fact checks from the first presidential debate. Click here to check out NBC's coverage of the facts.
The New York Times: The New York Times did their own analysis. They also put together a fact check video from the debate, too. Here's the direct link you need at the New York Times.
USA Today: If the USA Today is your favorite, they have what they are calling "that long list of fibs and falsehoods." Click here for the link on the USA Today site.
The Washington Post: This site put together an 11-minute video about the debate. You can watch it here.
If you missed the debate or would like to read the full transcript without the fact check information, click here.