Quemoy, Matsu, and the Tennessee Valley Authority

September 26th was the 50th anniversary of the first Nixon-Kennedy presidential debate. Over at Slate, historian David Greenberg questions some of the conventional wisdom about the first televised presidential debates, such as whether Kennedy won the election because he looked better on television and whether radio listeners really did give the debates (there were four) to Nixon.

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