Kennedy vs. Nixon: The fourth 1960 presidential debate

4 313
Published on 26 Sep 2020, 14:23
The 1960 presidential cycle featured former Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, a Republican. The fourth debate, in the first set of televised campaign debates, featured an hour long discussion focusing on foreign affairs. Moderated by Quincy Howe of ABC, with questions posed by a panel of journalists, the debate took place on October 21, 1960, in New York City.

This content is brought to you as part of a PBS NewsHour project to make all presidential and vice presidential debates available to watch online.

To view other debates, go to:

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app:
Find more from PBS NewsHour at
Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Follow us:

PBS NewsHour podcasts: