A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 14, 1952

When TIME covered its first political convention back in 1924, one of the main topics of conversation, then as now, was the impact of a new communications medium on the conduct of political campaigns. This year television's unblinking eye is fixed on the big show at Chicago (see COVER). I thought you would enjoy seeing some of the things TIME was reporting in 1924 about the relatively new field of radio broadcasting.

On July 28, 1924, a TIME story reported: "William M. Butler, campaign manager of President Coolidge, announced that his candidate would not go on the stump, but would campaign by...

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