Up to Date - 9/27/2010|
50th Anniversary of America's First Televised Presidential Debate
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Kennedy / Nixon debate, the first time a presidential debate was televised. It changed the political landscape, paving the way for a campaign cycle dominated by television. Veteran journalist Sander Vanocur was there, asking questions for NBC News.
Many who watched the debate on television concluded that Kennedy was the clear winner, while those who listened to the radio broadcast thought the debate had been a draw. Today, Vanocur joins Steve Kraske to discuss the debate, its legacy, and how journalism has changed in the 50 years since.