Hofstra University students sound off before the first head-to-head debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump face off on Monday (September 26) in the first of a series of televised debates that could prove crucial to who wins the White House on Nov. 8. The first debate will take place at Hofstra University on New York state's Long Island. Students at the university weighed in on the candidates. "I'm rooting for Trump, hoping that he can come out and act a little more mature than he usually does and hopefully people will switch sides or the people who are still undecided will lean more towards Trump tonight, hopefully, said David Leiderman, who is supporting Trump. "I just think that she really cares about all the people in our country and I think that she's a great candidate and she is ready for the job," countered Morgan Parker, a Clinton supporter. The debate will be the first time Clinton and Trump go toe-to-toe and the size of the television-viewing audience is expected to challenge the record of 80 million Americans who watched 1980's encounter between Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan. Some commentators forecast Super Bowl-sized viewership of about 100 million.