As the second moderator for Face the Nation, he interviewed national as well as international world leaders. In 1960, the year he left his position on Face the Nation, he served as a panelist at the first televised presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, which took place in Chicago at the studios of CBS-owned WBBM-TV. He retired from television in 1975 and joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico, where he taught broadcast journalism until 1981.
| Face the Nation Moderator
August 21, 1955 – November 6, 1960
Howard K. Smith
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