1960 Presidential Primary Debate

Senators John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) participated in the 1960 West Virginia Democratic primary debate. This was only… read more

Senators John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) participated in the 1960 West Virginia Democratic primary debate. This was only the second televised presidential primary debate in history, and took place at the WCHS-TV studios in Charleston.

Five weeks before the primary, polls showed Senator Kennedy trailing by 20 points, with West Virginia voters expressing concerns about his Roman Catholic religion. Senator Kennedy was able to make the race about religious tolerance and the separation of church and state, and won with 60 percent of the vote on his way to securing the nomination. He went on to defeat Vice President Richard Nixon in the general election. close

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1960 Presidential Primary Debate

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Program ID:
405213-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 27, 2016 | 11:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 02, 2016 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 27, 2016 | 11:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2016 | 9:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2016 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2016 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2016 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2016 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 02, 2016 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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