Kennedy-Nixon Debates


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Interviewees discuss the debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon during the presidential election of 1960 - sometimes called "The Great Debates."

Highlights
News Correspondent Howard K. Smith on moderating the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on lighting the 1960 Presidential debates starting with the second one, following the first debate wherein Richard Nixon looked badly, making the best improvements he could; also the issues he had lighting JFK due to RFK's interference
Frank Stanton on his associations with John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, and on the Kennedy-Nixon debate
Thomas W. Moore on ABC covering the 1952 conventions, and on how presidents starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower took to television
Sig Mickelson on selecting Howard K. Smith as the moderator of the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
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Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on the Kennedy-Nixon Debates, and on knowing John F. Kennedy

Imero Fiorentino

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Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on lighting the 1960 Presidential debates starting with the second one, following the first debate wherein Richard Nixon looked badly, making the best improvements he could; also the issues he had lighting JFK due to RFK's interference

Murray Fromson

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Murray Fromson on covering Henry Cabot Lodge (Richard M. Nixon's running mate) for NBC News during the 1960 election, and watching the Kennedy-Nixon debates with Lodge

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on producing the Kennedy-Nixon debates
Don Hewitt on the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on organizing the details of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
Sig Mickelson on the Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on the Kennedy/Nixon debates of 1960
Thomas W. Moore on the Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on being an advisor to the John F. Kennedy campaign

Howard K. Smith

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News Correspondent Howard K. Smith on moderating the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on his associations with John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, and on the Kennedy-Nixon debate

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