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The JFK-Nixon Presidential Debates 1960 : DVD

Price: $19.99
Item Number: JRDVD 8006

Featuring highlights of the first televised Presidential Debates in History


On September 26, 1960, the first-ever televised Presidential debate occurred between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. These debates had a huge impact on politics because it provided the American people with the opportunity to watch their candidate go head-to-head on important issues, such as international affairs and education. 70 million viewers tuned in to watch the first debate centered on domestic issues broadcast from the studios of WBBM-TV in Chicago. Focus on the second debate was disagreement over U.S. involvement in two small islands off the coast of China. In the final face-to-face debate in New York, the candidates discussed Amercan relations with Cuba.


Studies of the audience indicated that those who heard the first debate on the radio pronounced Nixon the winner. But the 70 million who watched television perceived Kennedy as the winner by a large margin. 


Running Time: 76:20 

Format: DVD

ISBN: 1-885959-73-7 

UPC: 739497800694 


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