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Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon lost the 1960 election to Kennedy, but would win in 1968

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The Great Debates of Nixon and Kennedy
October 21, 1960

Do you watch any election coverage on TV? On October 21, 1960, American viewers were riveted to their television sets for the broadcast of the fourth and final debate between Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential candidate, and Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic candidate. Their first debate, a month earlier, had covered domestic issues. The second and third debates featured a news panel asking the candidates questions. The third debate also used television technology in a completely new way.
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