Vice presidential debate to face heightened importance

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 8:33 p.m. CDT; updated 7:47 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 11, 2012

COLUMBIA — Thursday's debate between the vice presidential nominees, which airs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. CDT across all major news networks, looks to draw as much attention as last week's presidential debate, which was was the second-most viewed debate in television history.