In the first presidential debates for the 1960 election, John F. Kennedy proved the power of television as his charm and easygoing manner earned him the victory. Compared to his opponent, Nixon looked gaunt, unhealthy, and nervous.
But JFK wasn’t always such a charming, well-spoken candidate. Watch a clip of Historian David Nasaw from our upcoming doc “JFK” to learn more.
“JFK” premieres Nov. 11&12 on PBS.