First Presidential Talk-Show Debate

First Presidential Talk-Show Debate Hanover New Hampshire


Stock #: 645752
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Hanover
State: New Hampshire (NH)
County: Grafton
Publisher: Coral-Lee
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Televised from Dartmouth College, for three hours live. On PBS, featuring the eight main entrants in New Hampshire's Democratic Primary. It held the attention of 9 million viewers as two veteran TV talk personalities-Ted Koppel and Phil Donahue, presided over a new era in campaign debates with Donahue's barbed follow-ups and no rules to follow. Candidates joked and broke in when the spirit moved them. It was great political theater, featuring: John Glenn, Alan Cranston, Ernest Hollings, George McGovern, Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, Jesse Jackson, Reubin Askew. Commenting on this free-wheeling debate, the President gibed, "There were so many candidates on the platform, there weren't enough promises to go around."