Robert P. Fitton
Author

With the television screen becoming more a part of American life during the 1950’s it was only natural that the candidates for President in 1960 return to the debate forum epitomized by Stephan A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln in the 1860’s. The informative dialogue, while vital to an electoral selection, was surpassed by how the candidates performed on the new medium. These series of debates marked the beginning of an ongoing structure of Presidential debates.
First Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate
September 26th, 1960 - Chicago, IL

Howard K. Smith,
Moderator
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KENNEDY-NIXON
FIRST DEBATE
KENNEDY-NIXON
SECOND DEBATE

KENNEDY-NIXON
THIRD DEBATE
KENNEDY-NIXON
FOURTH DEBATE