Obama and Romney and Posey and Cain: How to Watch the Giants AND the Debate

Want to watch the debate and the Giants game at the same time? You may want to take note of how Nick Juliano watches college football. Photo courtesy Nick Juliano.

At 5 p.m. the San Francisco Giants will take the field for what could be the last time this season. (Hey, we’re not hoping, we’re just saying, you know, it’s a possiblity.) An hour later, the presidential candidates will take the stage for what will be the final debate before the election. (And this one we’re pretty sure about).

Two decades ago, in that pre-DVR wilderness, that might’ve created a dilemma for Bay Area residents. Do you turn your television to the Giants game and root the team on to the World Series? Or do you watch the debate and learn more about the candidates vying to lead the free world? Or do you go to a loud, crowded bar and hope to do both at the same time?

Fortunately, those days are behind us. Chances are you have at least two televisions and at least one mobile device that will allow you to watch the game while following the debate, or vice versa, in the peace and quiet of your own home. Here’s where you can find the events on air, online and on mobile:

5 p.m., St. Louis Cardinals at the San Francisco Giants, NLCS Game 7

On television: Pre-game starts at 4:30 p.m. on KTVU, the Fox affiliate which is channel 2 for Bay Area Comcast subscribers.

On radio: KNBR 680 AM will broadcast the game.

Online or on mobile:

6 p.m., Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy from Boca Raton, Florida

On television: KNTV (channel 3), KPIX (channel 5), KICU (channel 6), KGO (channel 7) and KQED 9 will air the debate.

On radio: You can hear the debate on KQED 88.5 FM.

Online or on mobile:

We asked KQED’s Facebook followers whether they planned to watch the debate, the game or both; their answers fit into three categories:

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.e.hern Lisa Eileen Hern

    At Obama headquarters in SF, they will televise both the debate AND the game, so head on down to watch (and maybe volunteer!)