Election Night, 1960 November 4, 2008 / Neil Kramer / 10 Comments News and Politics 1960election nightKennedyNixon Previous post Wednesday Morning, McCain Wins / Wednesday Morning, Obama Wins Next post One Day Break from Cynicism 10 Comments kenju November 4, 2008 at 1:34 am I remember it well. I was 20 years old. Reply teahouseblossom November 4, 2008 at 2:06 am Really interesting. I love how they went all night – they talked about how it was sunrise on the East Coast already. I think recently we’ve gotten spoiled with the early calls, and we’ve forgotten that many of the old elections went all night while the votes were being counted! And is that David Brinkley? How young he was! Reply SciFi Dad November 4, 2008 at 8:36 am A very interesting trip down memory lane, that’s for sure. Thanks for sharing it Neil. Reply Fancy November 4, 2008 at 10:06 am I’ll have to check it when I get home, tonight. Can’t wait! Reply Morris November 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm Did you see the first season of “Mad Men”? There’s a wonderful episode constructed around this election. Reply AnnieH(the other Annie) November 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm Oh, Neilochka, thank you for this. It’s like watching old home videos with all the Uncles and Older Brothers. Heartbreaking to see Lyndon Johnson smiling and to remember his face after grief had etched its path by 1968. Reply Ellen Bloom November 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm I was a teensy, tiny girl during the election, but I definitely remember it! I haven’t seen such fervor during an election since 1960. It only took 48 years to excite this country again! Reply Danny November 4, 2008 at 6:07 pm Loved watching this–also watched Kennedy’s awkward but endearing acceptance speech the following morning. Let’s hope President Obama will be a worthy successor to that mantle. I believe he will be! Reply Think Jacob November 4, 2008 at 8:23 pm I don’t think this will be anywhere near as close, although just as important… Reply Annie November 4, 2008 at 10:46 pm I was only three years old, but I remember his brother Bobby very well. Thanks for this… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.