As Donald Trump might someday query,
"Is this the face of your next president?"
On this day in 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates was shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.
Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this first of four televised debates, partly owing to his greater ease before the camera than Nixon, who, unlike Kennedy, seemed nervous and declined to wear makeup.
Did You Know . . .?
In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas. Banana beer is an alcoholic beverage made from fermentation of mashed bananas. Sorghum, millet or maize flour are added as a source of wild yeast.
WORD FOR TODAY
1. digressing from subject to subject.
"students often write dull, secondhand, discursive prose"
2. rambling, lacking order (The professor’s discursive lectures seemed to be about every subject except the one initially described.)
synonyms: rambling, digressive, meandering, wandering
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