VIDEO: JOHN F. KENNEDY and RICHARD NIXON DEBATE (1960) – 52 years ago today

“On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation’s adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics.”


Film footage © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.