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This special eight-part audio documentary, from the team who brings you the JFK35 podcast, will tell the story of the Kennedy campaign and how it has influenced American campaigns since. The series features historians, political operatives, journalists, and more as it covers the campaign from the primaries through Election Night, highlighting key moments and lesser-known stories in the race leading up to the final vote.



  • 60/20: The End of the Road
    The long road to the White House in the 1960 campaign between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon comes to a dramatic end. In this final episode, we’ll look at... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-29
  • From Satellite Spies to Russian Trolls
    On October 4, 1957, the successful launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik sparked fear of Soviet Union dominance in technology and space. In this episode, we’ll look at how John... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22
  • 60/20: The First Debate
    As the Election of 1960 entered its final stage with the first presidential debate, who would benefit most-- Richard Nixon or John F. Kennedy? In this episode, we’ll tell you how... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-15
  • 60/20: The Campaign Comes to the Living Room
    In this episode, we take you on a journey that follows the 1960 campaign into millions of living rooms through television, and then explore how the Kennedy team used the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-01
  • 60/20: A Tale of Two Campaigns
    What would it take to win the White House in 1960?  For the Kennedy campaign, it started with building a trusted team, and a readiness to try new campaign strategies... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-17
  • 60/20: Unfinished Business
    While John F. Kennedy was formally launching his run for president at the start of 1960, another movement was gathering steam. This week, we’ll find out how the emerging modern Civil... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-03
  • 60/20: Into the New Frontier
    Despite clear victories over some of his opponents during the primary season, John F. Kennedy’s path to the presidency still wasn’t certain as he arrived in Los Angeles for the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-20
  • 60/20: Primary Fight
    In our first episode, we’ll look at the primary race that created the opportunity for John F. Kennedy's insurgent campaign to take the Democratic presidential nomination, and how it would... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-13

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