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Live TV News Coverage Of Election Night Of The 1960 United States Presidential Election Of The Closely Contested Race Between Democrat U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy And The Incumbent Republican Vice President Richard Nixon, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #1960USPresidentialElection #LiveTVNewsCoverage #NBCNews #NBCTVNews #ChetHuntley #DavidBrinkly #TheHuntleyBrinkleyReport #LiveTVElectionCoverage #HerbKaplow #JohnChancellor #FrankMcGhee #MerrilMueller #TVNews #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
THE 1960 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TV NEWS COVERAGE (Black/White, November 8, 1960, 1 Hour 30 Minutes.)
NBC News coverage of this landmark event in US history, including the venerable television news anchor team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, with correspondents Herb Kaplow, John Chancellor, Frank McGhee, Merril Mueller and more. Includes live remote telecasts from the Nixon and Kennedy headquarters, Richard Nixon's concession broadcast, John F. Kennedy's victory speech.
The 1960 United States Presidential Election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democratic United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee. This was the first election in which fifty states participated and the last in which the District of Columbia did not, marking the first participation of Alaska and Hawaii. This made it the only presidential election where the threshold for victory was 269 electoral votes. It was also the first election in which an incumbent president was ineligible to run for a third term because of the term limits established by the 22nd Amendment. Nixon faced little opposition in the Republican race to succeed popular incumbent Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kennedy, a junior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, established himself as the Democratic front-runner with his strong performance in the 1960 Democratic primaries, including a key victory in West Virginia over United States Senator Hubert Humphrey. He defeated Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson on the first presidential ballot of the 1960 Democratic National Convention, and asked Johnson to serve as his running mate. The issue of the Cold War dominated the election, as tensions were high between the United States and the Soviet Union. Kennedy won a 303 to 219 Electoral College victory and is generally considered to have won the national popular vote by 112,827, a margin of 0.17 percent. Fourteen unpledged electors from Mississippi and Alabama cast their vote for Senator Harry F. Byrd, as did a faithless elector from Oklahoma. The 1960 presidential election was the closest election since 1916, and this closeness can be explained by a number of factors. Kennedy benefited from the economic recession of 1957-58, which hurt the standing of the incumbent Republican Party, and he had the advantage of 17 million more registered Democrats than Republicans. Furthermore, the new votes that Kennedy, the first Roman Catholic president, gained among Catholics almost neutralized the new votes Nixon gained among Protestants. Kennedy's campaigning skills decisively outmatched Nixon's, who exhausted time and resources campaigning in all fifty states while Kennedy focused on campaigning in populous swing states. Nixon's emphasis on his experience carried little weight for most voters. Kennedy relied on Johnson to hold the South, and used television effectively. Despite this, Kennedy's popular vote margin was the narrowest in the 20th century.