Kennedy-Nixon Debate, 1960

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT003488" title="John F. Kennedy" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/john-f.-kennedy-PEPLT003488.topic">John F. Kennedy</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000115" title="Richard Nixon" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/richard-nixon-PEHST000115.topic">Richard Nixon</a> came to Chicago to square off in a great experiment, the first nationally televised debate between presidential contenders. The camera exaggerated Nixon's jowls and sunken eyes and his makeup was streaked with perspiration. In contrast, Kennedy seemed young and vibrant and the event seemed to jump-start his campaign.
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John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon came to Chicago to square off in a great experiment, the first nationally televised debate between presidential contenders. The camera exaggerated Nixon's jowls and sunken eyes and his makeup was streaked with perspiration. In contrast, Kennedy seemed young and vibrant and the event seemed to jump-start his campaign.

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