Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960
This folder contains unofficial transcripts of the first and second presidential debates between candidates Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The candidates answered questions on numerous issues, including agriculture, the economy, education, foreign policy, medical care for the aged, civil rights, the Cold War, labor, national defense, taxes, Cuba, the invasion of Quemoy and Matsu, and Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The first debate was moderated by Howard K. Smith of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and the second debate was moderated by Frank McGee of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).