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Posted: Monday, September 3, 2012 7:07 pm | Updated: 2:56 pm, Fri Dec 21, 2012.

 

My first political convention was in 1964 when Democrats convened in Atlantic City to nominate Lyndon Johnson for a full term as president. I was a young copyboy at the NBC News network bureau in Washington. We arrived from Washington aboard a chartered DC-3 plane that also carried the late anchor-reporter Frank McGee and his wife.

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