Tom Little
"Didn't Quite Measure Up"
The Tennessean, September 29, 1960
Tom Little Collection
Vanderbilt University Special Collections
The first ever televised presidential debate broadcast on September 26, 1960. The debate, between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, led to the 1960 presidential election. Most people who saw this debate on television believed that Kennedy won the contest, while the minority who listened to it on the radio believed that Nixon had won. Nixon had recently been discharged from