The First Nixon-Kennedy Debate, 1960 (2:54)

The 1960 Kennedy-Nixon presidential debates were the first ever televised, a tradition that has continued to this day. This clip shows portions of their opening statements at the first of four debates, September 26, 1960.

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Internet Archive "1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debate (Part 1)", September 26, 1960 (26 Jan 2006). Developed by Gary Keith and Mike Frost.