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Remembering the First Nationally Televised Convention

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Remembering the First Nationally Televised Convention

Politics

Remembering the First Nationally Televised Convention

Remembering the First Nationally Televised Convention

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Commentator and former CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite tells the story behind his initial experience as a TV network anchorman. It happened in 1952 in Chicago at the first-ever nationally televised convention. That was the Republican convention. Later that summer, Cronkite handled the same chore at the Democratic session. Although he'd never attended a political convention, or done national TV, he was a hit.