A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 28, 1980

TIME staff members who have covered earlier political conventions insist that, for journalists, there is no such thing as a dull one. Last week's 32nd Republican National Convention was no exception. The matter of a vice presidential nominee seemed the only speculative bit of business on the Nation section's advance story list. Yet for the top editors of TIME and Time Inc., for the 17 Nation editors, writers and reporter-researchers at the convention, and for the magazine's 13 correspondents and ten photographers present, the event became a pageant of sleepless nights and hectic days, hot rumors and cold coffee, convention-floor traffic...

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