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Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

October 4, 2020

In September 1960, the first U.S. presidential debate on live television was held between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This debate is famous in political circles for the impact that the contrasting images of a tanned, well-groomed Kennedy and a gaunt, stubbly Nixon had not only o...