Friday, July 5, 2013

Fact of the Day: Nixon vs Kennedy

The first presidential debates to be televised on TV were in 1960 with Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy against then-Vice President and Republican Richard Nixon. 

15 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, back when you had to get up to change the channel lol

♥vendy♥ said...

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Way before remote controls...

Dana said...

Yes, and many say that Nixon lost partly because he wasn't as handsome as Kennedy, something that wouldn't have been as much of a factor before TV.

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Emmylou said...

I've been meaning to watch this for the longest time. Thanks for the reminder. Will try to see if it's on YouTube.

Christine said...

Interesting fact.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

And in black and white.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Something about it being in black and white makes it seem a little more interesting too.

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Julie Ann Lozada said...

never knew that... i hate politics. lol!

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Al Penwasser said...

I've read that if you listened on radio, Nixon won. But on TV the charismatic Kennedy won. I don't know. I was only two. But...style over substance...?

Pilar Domínguez said...

I started watching Mad men series a month ago ( I am nearly finishing by now) and it is very interesting how they deal with this kind of political facts : Nixon, the Kennedy´s, the racial issue in the sixties, the war...I love it. Kissses, Adam:)

MEcoy said...

well this is the best way to measure someone else's credibility

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nixon had heavy 5 o'clock shadow and refused to wear makeup for the broadcast, so he looked pale and shifty compared to the handsome Kennedy. That's what did him in.

Anonymous said...

It just shows how very shallow we are really, and how much looks do matter!