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YouTube creators live from tomorrow’s #DemDebate

By Brandon Feldman

YouTube News and Politics

Voters across the country are gearing up for this year’s presidential election -- and tomorrow they’ll be able to tune in live on YouTube! We announced last month that YouTube and NBC News would team up to present the final DNC sanctioned Democratic presidential debate before the first caucus and primary votes are cast.

Not only will this be the first debate live streamed on a social media platform this election cycle, but you can expect to see some of your favorite YouTube creators involved. Take a look at this sneak-peek of the YouTubers you’ll see tomorrow:


  • Connor Franta, a top lifestyle creator, earned the "Favorite YouTube Star “award at the 42nd People's Choice Awards just this month. His debut book, “A Work in Progress,” spent 16 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
  • Marques Brownlee is one of YouTube’s go-to tech reviewers who covers everything from smartphones to drones. Variety recognized Marques as one of the top 12 digital stars in the digital world.
  • MinuteEarth is an animated science series that explores how things work on our planet. It is produced by a small team of scientists, writers, and video creators around the world.
  • Franchesca Ramsey is a writer, actress and vlogger whose channel covers everything from topical comedy sketches to commentary on social issues.


Along with creators, we’ll feature Google Trends throughout the debate to give a perspective on the issues Americans care about most. Keep an eye out for the topics, policies and candidates that matter most based on Google data.

Tune in to the NBC News-YouTube Democratic Candidates Debate, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and moderated by Lester Holt, tomorrow, Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C., airing on NBC from 9-11 p.m. ET and streamed live on the NBC News YouTube channel.

Brandon Feldman, YouTube News, recently watched “Mock Job Interview for President," and Steve Grove, Google News Lab, recently watched “The YouTube Interview with President Obama