First Presidential Debate

Sixty years ago, two presidential candidates took to a Chicago stage for America’s first televised presidential debate. One candidate was Vice President Richard Nixon. The other was U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy.

Historians in hindsight suggest that the Americans who heard it on radio believed that Nixon won the debate, while those who watched on television thought Kennedy won the debate. But is that how the newspapers covered it at the time?

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