Nixon Accuses Kennedy of Using Notes During Debate

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Oct. 14, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon accuses Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) of breaking their agreement by using notes during their televised debate. Press secretary Pierre Salinger said the only item Kennedy had was the text of President Eisenhower's letter to Sen. Green, but later added that Kennedy had a “copy of a page from a book by Gen. Matthew Ridgway, former Army chief of staff, and some quotations from the late Secretary of State Dulles."

If you recall the debates, you'll remember that Nixon sweated heavily under the hot TV lights, and The Times says, "The studio, at the request of his aides, had lowered the temperature from its normal 72 deg. to a chill 58 but even so, he mopped perspiration from his upper lip and chin 13 times during the program while cameras were focused elsewhere."

   

Oct. 14, 1960, Kennedy-Nixon

Oct. 14, 1960, Kennedy-Nixon

 
  Oct. 14, 1960, Kennedy-Nixon  

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in 1960 Democratic Convention, 1960 Republican Convention, broadcasting, JFK, Politics, Richard Nixon, Television. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Nixon Accuses Kennedy of Using Notes During Debate

  1. Native Angeleno says:

    ABSOLUTELY GREAT HISTORY. Thankee~~

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