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1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon with David Pietrusza
May 23, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.| Free
In 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon, award-winning presidential historian David Pietrusza crafted a revealing, electrifying portrait of the first modern-day presidential campaign, the epic battle between Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. It was the first campaign to utilize the power of television, the first in which all fifty states would participate and the selection of the first president born in the 20th century. Pietrusza joined Curator Stephen Fagin to discuss the 1960 election, the larger-than-life personalities at its center and the ways in which that important race helped shaped cross-country campaigning right up to the 2016 race for the White House. This special program kicked off The Sixth Floor Museum’s new exhibit, A Time for Greatness.