Images from past presidential debates

President Gerald Ford, right, and Jimmy Carter shake hands before they started their debate at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1976, San Francisco, Calif.

There were no presidential debates between 1960 and 1976. During one of these three debates Ford said, "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe." Moderator Max Frankel of the New York Times was incredulous, but Ford refused to back down and the answer may have cost him the election.

October 06, 2012 9:00 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

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