IN 1960, Americans turned on their TV sets to watch a presidential debate for the first time. They saw Richard Nixon, awkward and sweaty, gripping his podium, his grey attire blending into the grey background. To his right was John F. Kennedy, Jr., calm, tanned, deliberate, standing out in his dark suit. There wasn't much question about who won the first televised debate that night. In an election in which nearly every vote counted, media power shifted public opinion.
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