Focus on the 60s (1960-64)
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1960 Republican National Convention: triptych of Eisenhower, Nixon & Abraham Lincoln hanging from rafters; "We Want Nixon" sign; man announcing nomination of Nixon as GOP candidate; delegates with "Nixon for President" banner; Vice-President Richard M. Nixon w/ running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 1960 Democratic National Convention: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy walking through crowd; convention floor, delegates with JFK placards; Kennedy smiling from podium w/ Rose and Eunice Kennedy; JFK at podium with Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Stuart Symington and Adlai Stevenson. Candidates on campaign trail, Pat Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy in tow. Nixon & Kennedy shaking hands after national TV debate in Chicago, WBBM-TV studio; TV screen, flickering images of JFK & Nixon debating. Woman voting, placing ballot in box. Pierre Salinger at print-out machine. Scrolling ticker, night: "Kennedy Takes Lead." Nixon delivering concession speech, Pat at his side. JFK walking through crowd at campaign HQ; Patricia, Eunice & Jean Kennedy listening to speech; JFK speech after winning election: "To all Americans I want to say the next four years are going to be difficult & challenging years for us all. The election may have been a close one but I think there is general agreement that a supreme national effort will be needed in the years ahead to move this country safely through the 1960s."