On September 26, 1960, the first-ever televised Presidential debate occurred between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. These debates had a huge impact on politics because it provided the American people with the opportunity to watch their candidate go head-to-head on important issues, such as international affairs and education. 70 million viewers tuned in to watch the first debate centered on domestic issues broadcast from the studios of WBBM-TV in Chicago. Focus on the second debate was disagreement over U.S. involvement in two small islands off the coast of China. In the final face-to-face debate in New York, the candidates discussed Amercan relations with Cuba.