#865:TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE 1960-06-16,WNBC43 min.
Jack Paar, John F. Kennedy, Peggy Cass, Jose Melis
Jack Paar welcomes Presidential Candidate, Senator John F. Kennedy, who converses with Paar on many subjects. Peggy Cass also guests. Jose Melis does a commercial for "Real Lemonade." Senator Kennedy takes questions from the audience.
#866:1960 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, THE 1960-07-13,WCBS163 min.
Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Howard K. Smith, John F. Kennedy, Neil Strawser, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai E. Stevenson, Paul Butler, Orville L. Freeman, Bernie Eismann, Nancy Hanschman, Betty Furness, Lowell Thomas, Alexander Kendrick, Lyndon B. Johnson
Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow anchor convention coverage. A retrospective declaration of candidacy for President of the United States is announced by Senator John F. Kennedy. Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, the majority leader of the senate, speaks. Back live on the convention floor, Bernie Eismann talks to Minnesota Governor Orville L. Freeman; it was he who put Kennedy's name into nomination. Edward R. Murrow talks to Lowell Thomas. Adlai Stevenson introduces Eleanor Roosevelt who speaks before the convention. Neil Strawser talks to the Democratic National Committee chairman Paul Butler. 3000 delegates are represented as roll call begins the 1500 vote procedure. It takes 761 votes to nominate the choice for president. We hear each state cast their votes. John Kennedy, 43, becomes the third youngest nominee in history. Nancy Hanschman reports from Johnson headquarters. Adlai Stevenson is interviewed. Kennedy speaks to the convention, thanking them for his nomination. Benedition and the National Anthem end the evening for July 13th. Cronkite and Murrow rap it up with final thoughts. Betty Furness does a Westinghouse Total Elective Home Commercial. July 14th & 15th coverage present the nomination for Vice President. Earlier coverage by Kennedy at a press conference confirms Lyndon B. Johnson as his choice for the Vice President running mate. Nancy Hanschman interviews Johnson. There is coverage of the LBJ press conference. John F. Kennedy gives a 22 minute acceptance speech to the convention. Alexander Kendrick, Howard K. Smith, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite evaluate the JFK speech. Spokeswoman for Westinghouse, Betty Furness, gives praise to Cronkite for his coverage of the National Democratic Convention.
#868:FIRST NIXON-KENNEDY DEBATE, THE 1960-09-26,ABC/NBC/CBS57 min.
Richard M. Nixon, Howard K. Smith, John F. Kennedy, Stuart Novins, Robert Flemming, Charles Warren, Sander Vanocur
Televised on all three networks. The first of four nationally televised debates between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy, Republican and Democratic nominees for President of the United States. Domestic and internal matters are discussed including race relations, agriculture, the federal debt, education, Communism and social security. Posing questions to Nixon and Kennedy are news correspondents Sander Vanocur, Stuart Novins, Robert Flemming and Charles Warren. Moderator for this historical event is Howard K. Smith.
#870:SECOND NIXON-KENNEDY DEBATE, THE 1960-10-07,ABC/NBC/CBS60 min.
Frank McGee, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Alvin Spivak, Harold R. Levy, Paul Niven, Edward P. Morgan
Televised on all networks. Frank McGee moderates as the two Presidential candidates exchange views in Cleveland, Ohio. Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy contrast Republican and Democratic philosophies in this live telecast. Topics include Cuba, V-2 policies, Civil Rights, U.S. prestige, unemployment, the Economy, Red China and the Soviet Union. Guest panelists asking questions on this second great debate are Alvin Spivak, Harold R. Levy, Paul Niven and Edward P. Morgan.
#871:MEET THE PRESS 1960-10-11,WNBC25 min.
John F. Kennedy, Elie Abel, Laurence E. Spivak, Ned Brooks
November 20, 1947-September 5, 1965 (primetime NBC); September 19, 1965-present (non-primetime NBC). Public affairs program which is the longest running series on network television.
Presidential Candidate, Senator John F. Kennedy answers questions from panel members Elie Abel, John Chancellor, and Laurence E. Spivak. Ned Brooks is the moderator.
#872:THIRD NIXON-KENNEDY DEBATE, THE 1960-10-13,ABC/NBC/CBS60 min.
Frank McGee, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Bill Shadel, Douglas Kater, Roscoe Drummond, Charles Von Fremd
Televised on all networks. Bill Shadel moderates this third great debate between Senator John F. Kennedy, who is telecast live from New York, and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, who is telecast live from Los Angeles. The panelist-interviewers are Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglas Kater, and Roscoe Drummond. Topics include Berlin, Formosa, Indo China, espionage, religion, Labor Security, agriculture, economic growth, tax reform, aid to Third World countries and American prestige.
#873:FOURTH NIXON-KENNEDY DEBATE, THE 1960-10-21,ABC/NBC/CBS60 min.
Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, John Edwards, Frank Singiser, Quincy Howe
Televised on all three networks. Quincy Howe moderates this final fourth debate between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy. The subject is Foreign Policy and the topics include Latin America, Fidel Castro, the space race, the Soviet Union, nuclear testing, future Summit conferences and Communism as a threat. The panelists asking questions are John Edwards, Frank Singiser, John Chancellor and Walter Cronkite.
#874:JOHN F. KENNEDY CAMPAIGN SPEECH, THE 1960-11-05,NBC24 min.
John F. Kennedy, Vince Garrity, Richard J. Daley
Syndicated. Vince Garrity broadcasts from Chicago Stadium in the center of Chicago where a torch light parade honoring JFK is scheduled. The event is presented by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. Presidential nominee Senator John F. Kennedy addresses 30,000 fans.
#875:ELECTION COVERAGE NIGHT: 1960 1960-11-08,WNBC173 min.
David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Frank McGee, Bob Abernathy, John Chancellor, Merrill Mueller, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Ned Brooks, Richard Harkness, Sander Vanocur, Ray Scherer, Herb Kaplow, Bill Ryan, Herb Klein, Lady Bird Johnson
From NBC Network coverage, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley anchor the returns of the 1960 Presidential race between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy. Richard Harkness brings early projections of the electoral count via a new RCA 501 Computer. Correspondents reporting include Sander Vanocur, Frank McGee, John Chancellor, Merrill Mueller, Ray Scherer, Herb Kaplow, Robert Abernathy, Bill Ryan and Ned Brooks. Herb Klein, press secretary to Richard Nixon is interviewed. From Texas, Lady Bird Johnson is interviewed.
#63:INAUGURATION CEREMONIES OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY 1961-01-20,WCBS57 min.
Walter Cronkite, Charles Collingwood, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Edward R. Murrow, Howard K. Smith, John F. Kennedy, Nancy Hodgeman, Lynda Bird Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Averell W. Harriman, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy
CBS coverage with Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Howard K. Smith and others provide commentary on this eventful day. We hear the last 14 minutes of President John F. Kennedy's 15 minute inauguration speech. In addition, Nancy Hodgeman interviews Lynda Bird Johnson and Lucy Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and Gov. Averell Harriman. Charles Collingwood reports from the Mayflower Hotel where the inaugural luncheon is covered. There are retrospective original audios heard of Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower being sworn into office plus the oath of office taken today by President John F. Kennedy. Howard K. Smith commentary and analysis follows.