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Election Night: What a Real Upset Looks Like

These were the days when anchors lit up cigarettes on camera. Here’s footage from NBC’s coverage of election night 1948, when President Harry Truman unexpectedly won reelection over Thomas Dewey. Technology has come a long way, to say the least.

 

Then there is the election of 1960, when it is the morning after the election when it becomes clear that John F. Kennedy has been elected president.

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