Chicago, sept 26--vice president nixon and senator john f kennedy argued genteelly tonight in history's first nationally televised debate between presidential candidates. Republican vice president richard nixon (l) and democrat senator john f kennedy take part in a televised debate during their presidential campaign, 1960 photograph: pictorial parade/getty images. Democratic us presidential nominee hillary clinton and republican rival donald trump face off on monday in the first of a series of televised debates that could prove crucial to who wins the. The subject of the debate is domestic policy, and issues raised include education, health care, farming, the economy, labor, and the cold war see freedom of communications, senate report 994, part 3, kennedy - nixon on radio and television, 73-92.
The purpose of this analysis is to present both the categories and functions of nonverbal communication within the context of the 1960 debates between presidential candidates, senator john f kennedy and vice-president richard m nixon. In 1960, john f kennedy and richard nixon squared off in the first televised presidential debates in american history the kennedy-nixon debates not only had a. Washington, sept 22—on sept 26, 1960, richard m nixon and senator john f kennedy met in a stark cbs television studio in chicago for history's first nationally televisied debate between.
For the first time in us history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television the presidential hopefuls, john f kennedy, a democratic senator of massachusetts. Most presidential debates don't swing the race, but on monday night, donald trump vs hillary clinton could be pivotal - as was the first televised debate in 1960. On the morning of the first nixon-kennedy encounter, september 26, a times writer compared the coming evening's program with the lincoln-douglas debates of 1858 and intimated that the 1960 debates would be found wanting by comparison. The history channel: kennedy 23 episode collection: jfk pt-109, kennedy nixon debates, bay of pigs declassified,great conventions 1960, curse of power, investigative. Last week in the new york times jfk speechwriter and adviser ted sorensen commemorated the 50th anniversary of the kennedy/nixon debates when kennedy met nixon: the real story, reads the op.
Whether the debates made a difference in an election that sent kennedy to the white house by a margin less than two-tenths of a percentage point. Richard nixon and john f kennedy appear in first televised presidential debate the 1960s were a significant changing of the guard in us leadership and also in how americans chose their leader during the 1960 debates between the two candidates, americans for the first time could tune in and watch the debates on television, or listen on the. Debate night: kennedy/nixon, 1960 by eric thurm, august 8, 2012 by eric thurm there were 20 republican primary debates over the span of about 10 months, featuring 10 candidates and hundreds of questions.
Full text, audio and video of the first 1960 presidential debate between senator john f kennedy and vice-president richard nixon. The great debates of nixon and kennedy october 21, 1960 the third debate was the first genuine electronic debate the two candidates faced off from opposite coasts--kennedy spoke from a television studio in new york and nixon from los angeles. The growing popularity of television during the 1960's led to a larger amount of american voters to watch the debate rather than to listen to it on the radio the visual aspect of television allowed for kennedy's powerful appearance to override nixon's words, influencing the audience to choose. Interviewees discuss the debates between john f kennedy and richard nixon during the presidential election of 1960 - sometimes called the great debates.
Kennedy/nixon debates four televised debates in the 1960 presidential campaign pitting democratic challenger john f kennedy against republican vice-president richard m nixon are widely considered a landmark in the. On the morning of september 26, 1960, john f kennedy was a relatively unknown senator from massachusetts he was young and catholic — neither of which helped his image — and facing off against an incumbent but by the end of the evening, he was a star it's now common knowledge that without the. The john f kennedy and richard nixon debate is studied in political science and communication classes, where it's cited as a key example of the importance of television and how the right.