Regardless what your political affiliation is, tonight is the first of the three debates between the presidential candidates and should provide the public an opportunity to learn more about where the candidates stand on various topics.

With the polls showing a tight race and only 6 weeks until election time, this will be one of the last times both candidates will get to speak directly to tens of millions of viewers who are expected to watch the debate. 

The debate is expected cover issues such as healthcare, trade, economy, immigration and foreign policy.

Coverage will be on all major networks starting at 9 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. CT and is scheduled to last one and a half hours.  Several web services also will bring the debate to you online.