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Today in 1960 was the first televised US presidential debate. A national debate, this telecast can be pointed to as a starting point for the narrowing of political ideologies into two polarized sides, the conservative Republicans represented by Richard Nixon and the liberal Democrats by John F. Kennedy. This was one of the closest and most contentious elections in American history, and saw the election of the first (and still only) Catholic president. 
Image credit: Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon during the first televised U.S. presidential debate in 196, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Today in 1960 was the first televised US presidential debate. A national debate, this telecast can be pointed to as a starting point for the narrowing of political ideologies into two polarized sides, the conservative Republicans represented by Richard Nixon and the liberal Democrats by John F. Kennedy. This was one of the closest and most contentious elections in American history, and saw the election of the first (and still only) Catholic president.

Image credit: Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon during the first televised U.S. presidential debate in 196, via Wikimedia Commons.

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This week marked the anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s death.

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