Theodore White was a well-known writer and political correspondent. He was both European and national correspondent for The Reporter (1948 E1954) and national correspondent for Collier's magazine (1955 E1956). His book The Making of the President, 1960 (New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1961) chronicles the Nixon-Kennedy campaigns and election and includes detailed coverage of the debates. Theodore White died in 1986.

White: Commentary At the 25th Anniversary of the Great Debate, 1985.