THE SOUNDS OF HISTORY.COM
THE SOUNDS OF HISTORY.COM
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.
Second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate
October 7th, 1960 - Washington, DC
Frank McGee,
Moderator