The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC news correspondent Quincy Howe speaks during the debate and asks Vice President Richard Nixon to give his closing statement. Vice President Nixon opposes Senator Kennedy's statement that American is standing still. He says more houses and classrooms have been built, there has been a progress in civil rights and progress in field of slum clearance in Eisenhower's Administration which is more than in the previous administration. He says the United States should extend freedom to the world. He says that there were eleven dictators in Latin America in 1953 and now there are only 3 left. Nixon also talks about free government in Africa. He says that America will move ahead with the kind of leadership that we can provide in these years ahead. Correspondent Quincy speaks. He says that the opening statements by both candidates ran eight minutes each. The closing statements ran four minutes, thirty seconds. The order of speaking was reversed from their first joint appearance, when they followed the same procedure. A panel of newsmen questioned each candidate alternately. The first discussion dealt only with domestic policy. This one dealt only with foreign policy. As members of a new political generation, Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy have used new means of communication to pioneer a new type of political debate.
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