Mr. Howe moderated the fourth and final debate between the two presidential candidates in 1960. The debate focused on foreign policy issues. The candidates debated questions introduced by a panel of correspondents.
Mr. Shadell moderated the third debate between the two presidential candidates in 1960. The debate occurred via remote link with Vice President Nixon in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents.
Mr. McGee moderated the second 1960 debate between the two presidential candidates. The candidates responded in turn to questions from the panelists.
Republican presidential nominee Richard Nixon and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kennedy participated in the first televised presidential debate aired on the NBC television network. The two men stood at separate podia to make opening and closing statements, and respond to questions from four correspondents. Mr. Howard Smith, with CBS News, moderated the debate.Mr. Swerdlow and Professor Wayne spoke briefly on the circumstancessurrounding the first televised presidential debate.Tape courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.Show SummaryShow Full Text
Vice President Nixon and Premier Krushchev waged an impromptu debate on the benefits of communism vs. capitalism, which became known as the "kitchen debate." They were standing before a new color television camera at an international trade exibition in Moscow.