(EnviroNews Polls) — Hempstead, New York — The two most unpopular presidential candidates in U.S. history squared off on September 26, 2016, for the first of three debates at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York’s Hempstead Village.
Despite the two candidates holding the worst favorability ratings since modern polling began, the event was one of the most watched debates in history. Moderated by Lester Holt, journalist and anchor of NBC Nightly News, the event was staged on the night of the 56th anniversary of the very first primetime presidential television debate, in Chicago TV Studio between then, Vice President Richard Nixon, and Senator John F. Kennedy.
The event represented an unprecedented media affair as well, with multiple large networks airing their own broadcasts, accompanied by social media powerhouses like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube picking up coverage with live streams.
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