Sunday, August 19, 2007
October: the Kennedy-Nixon debates are televised. YouTube has a very brief clip which is nonetheless revealing. We watched these at home on our b&w TV in my parents' bedroom, although I have the dimmest memory of them (I was 4 1/2 at the time). My first vivid political memory, if that's the phrase, is of the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later. Here's the link to the video. And here's a 4-minute piece of a documentary about the debates.