Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My Summer of 1960 & The Republican Convention
Huntley and Brinkley sat in in a small booth high above the convention floor and they had a low key approach to the convention. David Brinkley with his dry humor always enjoyed the “hoopla” of a convention. (i.e. the funny hats and confetti etc).I had a black and white TV (They were all black and white then) in my room so I spent each day sitting on my bed watching the conventions. Lipton Tea sponsored part of NBC's coverage of the Conventions. George Fenneman, Groucho, Marx’s, sidekick on “You Bet Your Life” was the pitch man for Lipton Tea and did live commercials from the conventions. So I got my mom to get some so that I could drink iced tea while I watched the conventions. That was my summer of 1960.
I already have my instant ice tea for next weeks Republican convention in Tampa Bay, Florida. Around our house Republican Conventions are bigger than Super Sunday because they only come every four years!