Televised Presidential Debates: Advocacy in Contemporary America

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Appendix

GENERAL ELECTION DEBATE FORMATS
Debate Description Debate Format
1960 General Election Debates
First Kennedy-Nixon debate Opening statements: 8 minutes
September 26, 1960 Question to candidate A
Chicago, IL Candidate A Answer: 2 ½ minutes
Sponsor: CBS Candidate B Rebuttal: 1 ½ minutes
60 minutes Closing statements: 3 minutes
No follow-up questions
Second Kennedy-Nixon debate No opening statements
October 7, 1960 Same internal structure as first
Washington, D.C. Kennedy-Nixon debate
Sponsor: NBC No closing statements
60 minutes
Third Kennedy-Nixon debate No opening statements
October 13, 1960 Same internal structure as first and
Los Angeles/ New York second Kennedy-Nixon debates
Sponsor: ABC No closing statements
60 minutes
Fourth Kennedy-Nixon debate Opening statements: 8 minutes
October 21, 1960 Same internal structure as other
New York Kennedy-Nixon debates
Sponsor: ABC Closing statements: 4 ½ minutes
60 minutes

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