Publisher's Letter, Aug. 27, 1956

DearTIME-Reader:

IN their work space in the Exhibition Hall of Chicago's Conrad Hilton Hotel, TIME reporters pecked urgently at typewriters from early till late last week, while wire-service tickers clicked, Teletypes clattered and telephones jangled. This was our communications center for the Democratic Convention. Before the week was out, a similar center went into operation in San Francisco's Mark Hopkins, to forward preliminary stories on the Republican Convention. From the two centers will flow some half million words to help our editors not only report but illuminate the news of the conventions.

Communications Manager Garry E. Osborne began to plan these centers early...

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