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UK students watch presidential debate, 1976

Posted on October 19, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Students at the University of Kentucky watched the Presidential debate on television in the UK Student Center between President Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter on September 23, 1976. Most observers called the debate a draw. The relatively unknown former Governor of Georgia, the Democratic, prevailed over incumbent President Gerald Ford the Republican, in the general election. Tonight marks the third and final debate between former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump. Photo by David Perry | Staff

University of Kentucky students watched the first of three debates between President Gerald Ford and former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter on Sept. 23, 1976, on television in the UK Student Center. Most observers called the debate a draw. It was the first presidential debate since 1960, when Vice President Richard M. Nixon and U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts squared off. Two more presidential debates were held in 1976. Carter, the Democrat, who was relatively unknown, went on to defeat Ford in the 1976 general election. Wednesday night marks the third and final debate between former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump. Click on the image for an enlarged view. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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