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Convention Press Passes

1944/2008

Newseum

Newseum

COVERING CONVENTIONS
Disagreement and dissent dominated political conventions for more than a century as party leaders met to broker and bicker over candidates. Radio and television broadcast the chaos into American living rooms. The development of the primary system, which made nominations at the convention a mere formality, has made today’s conventions more of a commercial for candidates than a news event.

Reporters used these press passes to cover political conventions from 1944 to 2008.

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  • Title: Convention Press Passes
  • Date Created: 1944/2008
  • Location: Newseum collection/1944, 1952 passes: Gift, Felicia Belair-Rigdon; 1956: Gift, Paul S. Green; 1960: Gift, Bob White; 1968, 1972: Gift, Bill Greenwood; 1976, 1980, 1984: Gift, Pat Koch Thaler; 1992: Gift, Jim Updike; 2000: Gift, Scott Shulman; 2008: Gift, Jack Kelly, former Senior Producer, CBS News, New York

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