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On September 26, 1960, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

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The first nationally televised Presidential debate in 1960. Compare this with a McCain, Obama debate and see what your students think. A great experiment would be to play some of the radio broadcast and ask students who they thought 'sounded better.' Then watch the debate and poll them after the video. Any difference? There was when I did it in my classroom... Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960

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from nytimes.com

Gwen Ifill, Political Reporter and Co-Anchor of ‘PBS NewsHour,’ Dies at 61

Ms.Gwen Ifill, anchor of PBS “NewsHour,” reported for The Washington Post and The New York Times, covering Congress and presidential campaigns.

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If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, January 20, 1961

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from BuzzFeed Community

Community Post: These Memes About The Presidential Debate Are Hilarious

The year is The newly elected president of the United States steps behind the podium to give their Inaugural Speech. Wearing blue jeans and a leather jacket, our

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First televised presidential debate in 1960 was very different than 2016. JFK and Nixon said they had the same vision for America's future and tried to one up each other on more foreign exchange workers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnNAnBh4ZOY

In October 1999,Gwen Ifill became the moderator of the PBS program Washington Week in Review. She is also senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. Ifill has appeared on various news shows, including Meet the Press. She serves on the board of the Harvard Institute of Politics, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Museum of Television and Radio and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. On February 7, 2011, Ifill was made an Honorary Member of Delta Sigma…

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