KENNEDY/NIXON DEBATE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

Richard Nixon; John F. Kennedy; Howard K. Smith

Presidential candidates Sen. John Kennedy, left, and Vice President Richard Nixon face each other in a Chicago television studio as they debated. In center is Howard K. Smith, moderator. Four members of
the panel are in foreground.

 

For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F.
Kennedy
, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon,
the vice president of the United States, met in a
Chicago studio to discuss
U.S. domestic matters. Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this
first of four televised debates.

 

The first televised debate

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