When was the first US presidential debate?
#51379. Asked by Buck540. (Oct 01 04 12:46 PM)
Items of note: the debates of 1858 set the stage for Abraham Lincoln's later run for the presidency; 1948 and 1956 were the only public debates among presidential candidates prior to 1960; there were no presidential debates between 1960 and 1976.|
General Election Presidential Debate
John F. Kennedy (D), United States Senator (MA) and Richard M. Nixon (R), Vice President
September 26, 1960
Location: WBBM-TV, CBS affiliate, Chicago, IL
Time: 9:30-10:30 p.m. Eastern
Sponsor: Networks: ABC, CBS, NBC
Moderator: Howard K. Smith, CBS News
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