The Debates in Retrospect

Stern, Philip M.
November 1960
New Republic;11/21/60, Vol. 143 Issue 22, p18
Entertainment Review
Focuses on the issue of using the television for political debates between presidential candidates during the presidential elections in the United States. Problems for the television broadcasters if one of the candidates is President of the country; Exposure of the candidates in front of the public unable to listen and analyze their views; Advantage of such television programs for political parties and candidates in terms of money; Benefit of the television debate for Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy; Criticism of such debated by politician Walter Lippmann; Suggestion for Kennedy to participate and support such debates.


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