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:
- Listen live on ESPN radio.
- Follow along pitch-by-pitch on the MLB website.
- Live chat on San Jose Mercury News.
- Get stats and scores from the ESPN ScoreCenter mobile app.
- Follow #SFGiants or @SFGiants on Twitter.
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:
- KQED.org/election will have the live stream of the debate from NewsHour and a live blog from NPR, as well as links to other live blogs and online coverage.
- Listen live on your mobile device via KQED.org or on the KQED mobile app.
- YouTube’s election channel will carry the debate live, as will AOL, Yahoo! and Xbox Live, among others.
- You can watch NewsHour coverage on the Ustream mobile app.
- Follow #debates, #debate or #debate2012 on Twitter.
We asked KQED’s Facebook followers whether they planned to watch the debate, the game or both; their answers fit into three categories: