The first televised Presidential debate on September 1960 pre-empted The Andy Griffith Show, was watched by over 65 million viewers, and is widely credited with erasing Richard M. Kennedy in the race to succeed Dwight Eisenhower.
Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
On Sept. 26, 1960, the first televised presidential debate aired from a Chicago TV studio. It featured candidates John F. Kennedy and…
On September the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. I watched the debate as a movie in the auditorium of Escola Graduada de Sao Paulo during lunch.
Televised Debate Republican vice president Richard Nixon (L) and democratic senator John F. Kennedy take part in a televised debate during their presidential campaign. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)