2012 is a big year for Lynn University. Our fiftieth anniversary year began with the inaugural class of the Citizenship Project and will culminate in the fall as we host the final Presidential Debate. In order help Lynn students, faculty and staff prepare for the debates I have compiled a Presidential Debates Research Guide. This guide covers all the televised debates from Kennedy-Nixon in 1960 to Obama-McCain in 2008. Video footage of almost all the debates is included as well as Lynn Library books, scholarly articles and contemporary news coverage of each debate. As you look at the guide, see if you can find the answer to the following questions:
- What president boycotted one of the debates? (Hint: he also boycotted the Olympics)
- Who came across as unconcerned because he looked at his watch in the midst of the debate?
- Who silenced his opponent’s criticisms with the quip “there you go again”?
- Who lost the debate and possibly the presidency because he said there was no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe?