TV Debate Makes JFK Superstar, Nixon a Loser

Just an hour before one of the biggest events in modern politics -- the first nationally televised presidential debate in American history – the Democratic candidate was sound asleep. It was Sept. 26, 1960. Earlier in the day, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts had been sunning himself on the rooftop of Chicago's Hilton tower as aides quizzed him with note cards. But as his entourage was ready to head to the studio for the much anticipated face-off with Republican Vice President...Full Story
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