The Kennedy - Nixon Presidential Debate of 1960 was the first ever to be televised.
Catch round II, the town hall installment of 2008s offering live tonight, at 2am uk time.
Having studied American government and politics since A-level and into my degree, I am sad enough to stay up with my dad, a cup of tea and shortbread biscuits to watch and discuss. If you're in need of your beauty sleep be sure to set the sky+ box, watching these debates in full does not compare to watching or reading the next days selected sound bites.
It's time the old man got shut down. But, forget what the polls are saying, i'm still containing excitement, McCain could still win.
A recent guardian headline...