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Photos: The first televised debates

The 1960 campaign for the White House is often called the first "modern" presidential election. It's been more than 50 years since the first televised presidential debates in American history, but the four TV showdowns between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in the fall of 1960 still hold a prominent — and well-deserved — place in United States political lore. <br/><br/>

The 1960 campaign for the White House is often called the first "modern" presidential election. It's been more than 50 years since the first televised presidential debates in American history, but the four TV showdowns between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in the fall of 1960 still hold a prominent — and well-deserved — place in United States political lore.