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The Live Blog: October 11, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

 1. Singer-songwriter John Legend went live from his home where he debuted and performed his new single, “Love Me Now,” and took questions from fans.


2. News organizations like ABC News, Fox News, AJ+, TIME, BuzzFeed, Cheddar, NBC News, and Washington Post all used Facebook Live to broadcast Sunday’s U.S. presidential debate.


3. The New York Times Opinion Section had Tim Lahan illustrate the second presidential debate in St. Louis in real-time.


4. Marvel’s Luke Cage went live with star Mike Colter for an audience Q&A, which featured surprise guests from the Marvel family including Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist).


5. ESPN‘s College GameDay used Facebook Live to give fans around the world a front-row seat to one of college football’s most storied traditions, Texas A&M‘s Midnight Yell.


6. WPDE, a local ABC station in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, turned to Facebook Live when they encountered a power outage during the hurricane last week.


7. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill exclusively revealed plans for their Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 on Facebook Live.


8. U.S. Soccer‘s men’s national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann answered questions from fans ahead of his team’s match against New Zealand.


9. During New York Comic Con, HBO‘s new series Westworld went live with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Jimmi Simpson and Ben Barnes for a discussion moderated by The Atlantic‘s Christopher Orr.


10. The Manchester City Women used Facebook Live to broadcast its UEFA Women’s Champions League debut, a 2-0 win over Russia’s Zvezda 2005.