The Way We Were: Philly In '48

As we prepared to pack off to Philadelphia, I rummaged back and read TIME's coverage of the last conventions held there, in 1948, when both parties (plus Henry Wallace's Progressive Party) sought some Brotherly Love.

A letter on this page boasted about TIME's battalion of convention reporters, led by managing editor T.S. Matthews and Nation editor Otto Fuerbringer. "They will have all the mechanical conveniences that we can give them: a workroom...complete with teletype, television facilities and direct telephone communication with TIME's New York and Washington offices." It also crowed that the Time-Life team had "joined forces with the...

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