Election Night: 1960

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Election Night: 1960 by Stephen Battaglio is a fascinating and revealing look at the 1960 political contest between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon through the lens of NBC News. Drawing from the extensive NBC archives, Battaglio presents the drama and results by selecting a number of the most memorable moments of the evening, including Nixon’s premature concession and Kennedy’s victory speech. Also featured throughout are photos and memorabilia from the 1960 campaign. This edition of the 1960 election evening is meant to give those interested in presidential politics a real sense of how the process was covered at the start of a new decade. Election Night: A Television History: 1948 - 2012, also available, is a must read for history buffs, political junkies, television enthusiasts and anyone interested in discovering how every four years our nation elects the President of the United States and how Americans watch it happen. Download this special 1960 Election edition to get started.


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About the author

Stephen Battaglio has written about the television industry for The New York Times, Fortune, the New York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the author of David Susskind: A Televised Life (St. Martin's Press), the 2010 biography of the influential talk show host and TV producer. In 2011, he wrote From Yesterday to Today (Running Press) a pictorial history of the first 60 years of NBC's Today. Battaglio has appeared as a media commentator on numerous TV and radio programs including CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight , NPR's Morning Edition, NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, WOR's The Joan Hamburg Show and Inside Edition.He was also featured as a television historian in Pioneers of Thirteen, a 2012 TV documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of WNET. He lives in New York City.

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