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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Schimdt: Kennedy vs. Nixon: The very first presidential debate


[VIDEO] John Schmidt who writes about Chicago history at Chicago Public Radio writes about a moment in Chicago history where TV studios here in the city hosted the very first Presidential debate in 1960. There story about this debate was that Kennedy won the debate if you had watched on TV whereas if you had only listened on the radio Nixon won the debate. BTW, the studios where this debate took place has since been torn down.

The video embedded above is from the YouTube channel of the JFK Library. All 60 mins of this video shared with the world online of this historic debate. Oh yeah in 1960 Kennedy won the election, Nixon would become President in 1969. Essentially we're seeing two Presidents in this video!

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