First Broadcast Presidential Debate

On this day in 1960, a presidential debate was broadcast on television for the first time. Do you know who the debaters were? You can get one half of the answer by visiting our Swingin’ 62 exhibit, which also features a TV that might have shown this historic event!  

Color photo of a brown Zenith TV with a circular screen in the middle. a brown Zenith transistor radio sits beside it. They are both sitting on a green plaid blanket. At the bottom of frame, the top of a blue phonebook featuring a drawing of a woman with a blonde beehive is visible.

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