The 1960 presidential cycle featured former Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, a Republican. The fourth debate, in the first set of televised campaign debates, featured an hour long discussion focusing on foreign affairs. Moderated by Quincy Howe of ABC, with questions posed by a panel of journalists, the debate took place on October 21, 1960, in New York City.

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