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The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004.
John F. Kennedy & Richard Nixon
September 26, 1960
66.4 Million Viewers
Let’s watch the clip and answer the questions
And just for fun….
Let’s Watch President Ford’s Response to a question
Eastern Europe was definitely behind the Iron Curtain!!!!
Watch the Clip & Answer the Questions
2. It was held in a “town hall” format.
Let’s take a look
1)Watch at least 25 minutes of the Presidential Debate on T.V./Youtube/internet tonight.
2) Was you watch the debate, fill out the debate worksheet rating the candidates on their performance during the time that you watched. Bring this to class tomorrow.
3) Tomorrow, find an article about the debate from a media source. (Magazine, newspaper, major internet news site) Make sure that you have a full citation for where the article is from.