Clinton, Trump to face off in first presidential debate Monday at 8 p.m.
(WLUK) -- Experts predict more than 100 million people will watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head to head in the first presidential debate Monday night. For comparison, 112 million people watched this year's Super Bowl.
The major party presidential nominees will share a stage for 90 minutes Monday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The debate will be shown live on FOX 11. It begins at 8 p.m. central time.
FOX 11 asked supporters of both Clinton and Trump about how the nominees should approach the first debate.
Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Trump should stick to the values that carried him through the primaries.
"At the same time, don't fall into the trap of getting angry when somebody says something, particularly when they're trying to make you angry," said Carson. "I used to be like that. I used to get angry, go after people with all kinds of things, until I learned that that was not a sign of strength, it was a sign of weakness."
Former Maryland attorney general Doug Gansler says Clinton is familiar to voters, so she should also just be herself.
"I think she just needs to come across as who she is," said Gansler. "She's been around for two decades. People know her. People know the Clintons. Trump is something that's new. I think she has to really exude what she is. She's brilliant. She's got a record of leadership. She's somebody who can protect the country, and she embraces our diversity."
The topics for Monday's debate are America's direction, achieving prosperity and securing America. The format calls for six 15-minute time segments. There are no commercial breaks. NBC's Lester Holt will be the moderator.
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates only invited Clinton and Trump to participate in the debate. The commission said it would only invite candidates that averaged 15 percent in five national polls it selected. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein did not make that threshold.
The only vice presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Virginia.
The second presidential debate is Sunday, Oct. 9 in St. Louis. The Green Bay Packers host the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football at the same time.
The third and final presidential debate is Oct. 19 in Las Vegas. All of the debates start at 8 p.m.