Who participated in the first televised presidential debates in American history ?
Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter
Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson
Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater
John Kennedy and Richard Nixon
In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off in the first televised presidential debates in American history. The Kennedy-Nixon debates not only had a major impact on the election’s outcome, but ushered in a new era in which crafting a public image and taking advantage of media exposure became essential ingredients of a successful political campaign.
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