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Just how much influence did television have on the results of the 1960 presidential election? Media critics contend that the results were all about how the two candidates appeared on the screen. Give your young historians a chance to make their own assessment. Class members read and annotate a transcript of the first Kennedy and Nixon debate and decide who they believe won. They then compare audio and video recordings of the debate and reassess their ruling. The highly detailed plan includes links to all required materials.