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The Dilemma: Who Debates?

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The most serious criticism of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is that it conspires with the major parties to deny candidates other than the Republican and Democratic nominees the ... More


Introduction

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

President John F. Kennedy said that without the televised debates he would not have been elected president in 1960. Going into the campaign, Kennedy was not nearly as well known as Richard M. Nixon, ... More


The Commission on Presidential Debates and Its Critics

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Institutionalizing presidential debates had been the goal of the League of Women Voters, but by 1984 it was clear that it simply did not have the clout to succeed. In 1976, 1980, and 1984, the ... More


Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Newton N. Minow and Craig L. LaMay

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Newton Minow's long engagement with the world of television began nearly fifty years ago when President John F. Kennedy appointed him chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As its head, ... More


How to Improve the Presidential Debates

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The 2008 presidential election was the first in fifty-six years—since Dwight D. Eisenhower ran against Adlai E. Stevenson in 1952—that American voters did not have a choice on their ballots that ... More


“If You're Thirty-two Points Behind, What Else Are You Going to Do?”

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The 1960 temporary exemption to the Equal Time law provided by Congress marked the formal beginning of televised presidential debates in the United States. That they happened at all, however, owed ... More


How Adlai Stevenson Put John F. Kennedy in the White House

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1955, two of the most powerful men in the United States, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, both suffered heart attacks. Eisenhower decided to run again ... More


Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Edmund F. Kallina Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a book for everyone who thinks they know what happened in the pivotal election year of 1960. For 50 years we've accepted Theodore White's premise (from The Making of the President, 1960) that ... More


Presidential Debates and “Equal Opportunity”

in Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530413
eISBN:
9780226530390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, it is easy to overlook the fact that much of the long controversy surrounding the presidential debates in the United States had nothing to do with ... More


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