The 1960 presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy was the first modern televised debate. It showed the importance of appearance and performance in political debates.
Many people worried image over substance would corrupt public judgment; the 24-hour news cycle has made the problem worse. Many times, a debate performance has changed a candidate's chances of winning.
Credits: Political Debates: What the Unforgettable Moments Reveal
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Tell-all moments in political debates are embedded in political folklore, from knockout one-liners to astonishing gaffes. High-stakes debates put candidates in the hot seat. But are they helpful to voters?
Length: 10 minutes
Copyright date: ©2020
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