|Oct 29, 2015||Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2016 Nonpartisan Candidate Selection Criteria; Forms Working Group on Format|
|Sep 23, 2015||Commission On Presidential Debates announces sites and dates for 2016 general election debates|
|Apr 1, 2015||CPD Announces 2016 Debate Host Applicants|
|Apr 1, 2015||April 1, 2015 Update|
|Jan 2, 2015||Request for proposals from sites interested in hosting a 2016 debate|
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all of the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012.