Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of four presidential debates prior to the 1960… read more

Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. This was the first televised presidential debate and was 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. The debate was moderated by Howard Smith. Other panelists included Sander Vanocur, Charles Warren, and Stuart Novins.

Joel Swerdlow and Professor Stephen Wayne spoke briefly on the circumstances surrounding the first televised presidential debate.

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Presidential Candidates Debate

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Program ID:
33073-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 1992
Last Aired:
Oct 1, 2016

Airing Details

  • Oct 11, 1992 | 12:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 1992 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 14, 1992 | 7:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 20, 1992 | 8:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 24, 1992 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 1996 | 8:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 05, 1996 | 11:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 05, 1999 | 11:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 10, 1999 | 12:07am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 30, 2000 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 30, 2000 | 11:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 01, 2000 | 5:09am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 01, 2000 | 2:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 26, 2005 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 27, 2005 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 27, 2005 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 29, 2005 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2005 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2005 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 01, 2005 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2005 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2005 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2016 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2016 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2016 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 26, 2016 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 26, 2016 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 01, 2016 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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