There’s been plenty of sound and fury over the Republican presidential primary debates. Who will make the 10-candidate cut? Who will get left out? Will Ohio’s governor John Kasich be shut out of the first debate, which is being held in his own state? What nutty thing(s) will Donald Trump say?

With something like 17 serious GOP candidates, perhaps we should expect this much scrutiny over the Republican debates. But what about the Democratic presidential primary debates? After all, Hillary Clinton has drawn four serious challengers—Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chaffee—and at least one of those, Sanders, is within striking distance of Clinton. But no one seems to care when or where the first Democratic debate will be held.

The media doesn’t seem particularly interested. In a Google News search of “Republican presidential debate,” nearly five-and-a-half million results return, but for the similar “Democratic presidential debate” search? Just 127,000. 

A call to the Democratic National Committee referred THE WEEKLY STANDARD to a May press release that said the party would hold six debates “sponsored by a combination of state Democratic Parties, national broadcast media, digital platforms, local media, and civic organizations.” Each of the four first primary states—Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina—will hold a debate.

Beyond that? The Democrats won’t say who will host the debates, when they will be held, and what qualifications will be required for participants. One source says the party is still in “network negotiations” but expects a firm schedule within a month, with the first debate not coming until at least October.

The Democratic presidential candidates are also mum on the details. The Sanders, O’Malley, and Webb campaigns did not return requests for comment on the state of debate negotiations.

Meanwhile, the Republican debate schedule is well-known at this point. The first is August 6, in Cleveland, hosted by Fox News, where the top 10 candidates based on an average of five national polls will take the stage. The remaining candidates will participate in a televised forum earlier in the day. On September 16, CNN and the Salem Radio Network will host the second debate, at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. There, the debate will be split in two, with the “main event” of the top 10 candidates following a segment featuring the remaining candidates polling at 1 percent or more.

After that, there’s a Republican debate every month remaining in 2015: on CNBC, in October in Colorado; on Fox Business Network, in November in Wisconsin; and a second on CNN, in December in Las Vegas. When 2016 rolls around, there will be an Iowa debate on Fox News in January, a New Hampshire debate on ABC in February, a South Carolina debate on CBS in February, and a debate in Texas on NBC and Telemundo in February. And Fox News and CNN will each host a debate in March 2016.