Jim Lehrer On Presidential Debates
On September 26, 1960, 66-million people watched presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off and a new political battleground was born: the televised debate. We go inside the pressure-packed world of presidential debates with the “dean of the moderators,” and longtime NewsHour host Jim Lehrer (above left). His new book is Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.
Read an excerpt from the book