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50 Years Of Nixon v. Kennedy Political Debate On YouTube

It was 50 years ago on Sep’26th that the then-Senator from Massachusetts John F. Kennedy took on then-Vice President Richard Nixon in the first-ever general election presidential debate. The debate was a turning point not only for the 1960 election, but also for U.S. politics: an estimated 80 million people tuned in, and the debate set a new precedent for the use of television as a political communications tool.

To celebrate the anniversary, Google in partnership with the Kennedy Presidential Library to post the full, unabridged Nixon/Kennedy debate to YouTube:


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