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
02:05
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
06:04
Frank Stanton on his associations with John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, and on the Kennedy-Nixon debate
04:32
Thomas W. Moore on ABC covering the 1952 conventions, and on how presidents starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower took to television
07:55
Sig Mickelson on selecting Howard K. Smith as the moderator of the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
01:00
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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
06:04

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
01:04

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on producing the Kennedy-Nixon debates
01:39
Don Hewitt on the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debates
06:02

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on organizing the details of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
03:43
Sig Mickelson on the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
06:26

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on the Kennedy/Nixon debates of 1960
05:51
Thomas W. Moore on the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
10:10

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on being an advisor to the John F. Kennedy campaign
06:00

Howard K. Smith

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News Correspondent Howard K. Smith on moderating the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
02:05

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
04:32

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