1960, 60 Minute Running Time
FREE! 7:00pm Sept 27th at the Davis Auditorium (DU)
The Great Debates marked television's grand entrance into presidential politics. For the first time voters could see their candidates in competition. 70 million U.S. viewers tuned in to watch Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in the first of three face to face presidential debates. People watching the debate on television generally believed that Kennedy won while those listening on the radio believed that Nixon had prevailed.
Principal Cast: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon