The Hazards of Live TV: #25,069

Rick Sanchez can’t remember when the Nixon/Kennedy debate took place

Rick Sanchez stumbled again on-air on his CNN program on Monday, getting the year of the famous Kennedy-Nixon television debate wrong by a margin of two years. Sanchez, who was trying to describe South Carolina Democratic senatorial candidate Alvin Greene’s first public speech as the “converse” of the debate, initially guessed 1962 as the year of the debate, but then broadened his answer to “early ’60s”

11 Responses to “The Hazards of Live TV: #25,069”

  1. mlong5000 Says:

    “Hit and Run”Sanchez dose it again……and he dared suggest because Rush an other radio host didn’t go to college they aren’t as smart as people like him who did.

  2. It wasn’t smart to guess but I’d cut him some slack on this as I’ll bet 80% of Americans couldn’t get the year right; in fact I’d bet 50% couldn’t name the participants.

  3. joeremi Says:

    Sorry Fritz, “80% of Americans” aren’t on cable news. Journalists should know what year such a famous debate took place, i.e., a presidential election year might be a hint; and presidential press secretaries who become commentators for Fox News (hellooo Dana Perino) should know what the Cuban Missile Crisis was.

  4. I would think most Americans of average intelligence and curiosity would be able to figure out the year of the Kennedy-Nixon televised debate, but maybe not while doing live television. On the other hand, that was an historic and well documented journalistic moment that a television guy who puts on makeup every day probably should have been familiar with.

  5. “ Journalists should know what year such a famous debate took place,”
    That’s your mistake Joe; calling Rick Sanchez a journalist.
    Michael Ware is a journalist. Rick Sanchez is a not to bright “TV host”

  6. laura l Says:

    ^ That’s It!
    The mistake we always make is to think of these as ‘News’-people. They’re not, and they haven’t been for years. They’re chosen for the right look and voice, focus-group tested, primped and wardrobed to give the impression of newsworthiness Intelligence and quickness-of-thought are reserved for reporters.

  7. joeremi Says:

    Fine. News spokesmodels should know the year of the Kennedy/Nixon debate, and that Nixon “won” on radio, but looked like hell on television.

  8. ndhapple Says:

    Looked like hell in the first debate. He wore makeup during the latter two (or was it three) debates but still… Kennedy won over the TV audience.

  9. ^ Don’t know as I wasn’t around when those debates were happening I did arrive in time to have him to kick around later, though.

  10. ^ Amazing how forgetting one little dot can make one read like a first-grade graduate. Joe’s kingdom for a “revise and extend”.

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