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NBC News anchor Lester Holt previews Joe Biden town hall in Miami

Audience questions will include health care, jobs, coronavirus
Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 18:48:49-04

MIAMI — WPTV anchor Shannon Cake spoke with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt ahead of Monday night's town hall with Joe Biden in Miami.

Holt, who is hosting the event at 8 p.m. on WPTV, explained what types of questions voters will be asking.

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"I'll ask some kind of news of the day questions. Obviously, we're going to talk a little bit about the president, his condition, and whatever else maybe, you know, immediate in the headlines," Holt said.

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will moderate a live town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Miami on Oct. 5, 2020.
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will moderate a live town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Miami on Oct. 5, 2020.

Voters will essentially drive the event, but Holt said he may follow up and jump in with a question after the audience speaks.

"We've assembled a number of voters, many of them are undecided some are not really happy with either candidate right now, wanting to hear some of their specific plans. So, I think we've got a good mix of people who are going to ask some really smart incisive questions," Holt said. "It's really important to hear from the voters."

Holt said the questions will run the gamut from health care to COVID-19 to jobs.

NBC has also offered a similar town hall to President Trump, but he and his campaign have not accepted that request.