A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 7, 1952

Dear Time-Reader

During this political month, most of you will be following the two national party conventions. Perhaps you would like to know about the plans TIME has made to bring you the convention story—the story of what happens, and the much more important one of why and how it happens.

Plans for covering the 1952 conventions started nearly a year ago, when TIME wrote to the national committees of both parties to make arrangements for the newsmen who would attend the conventions (see PRESS). Early this year, Don Bermingham, assistant to LIFE'S managing editor,...

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