SAN ANTONIO — The latest showdown in the battle for the U.S. Senate will be held Tuesday night at the KENS 5 Studios in San Antonio when incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, faces challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.

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The debate will be one hour long. The candidates will stand at podiums in front of an audience selected by the campaigns. Questions will address both domestic and international issues. The moderators are Sarah Forgany of KENS 5 in San Antonio and Jason Whitely of WFAA in Dallas.

Due to the debate programming on KBMT-ABC and K-JAC-NBC will be preempted but will be aired early Wednesday morning so that viewers can either watch or set their DVR to record it.

Blackish will air at 12:36 a.m. and Splitting Up Together will air at 1:06 a.m. on KBMT-ABC.

This Is Us will air at 1:07 a.m. on K-JAC-NBC.