47 minutes | Nov 10, 2020

Election 1960: JFK vs. Nixon pt. 2 w/ Author David Pietrusza [Ep. 4]

David Pietrusza, author of "1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies," joins the show for a discussion of the latter stages of the 1960 race. Please rate and review this podcast — and thanks for your support! Link to Part 1 In this Episode: Nixon’s campaign mistakes [8:12] Did JFK's Catholicism hurt or help him? [11:29] JFK’s restricted usage of LBJ [15:51] RFK’s ruthlessness [18:15] Nixon’s psychotherapy [20:52] The African American vote [23:14] JFK’s amphetamine use [27:06] The debates [35:23] Voter fraud? [40:01] Did 1960 lead to Watergate? [42:57] Links: Episode Transcript David Pietrusza’s book Podcast Website
Play Next