The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the Chicago Amphitheater from July 7-11. It was the first political convention broadcast live by television with special studio facilities provided for all the major networks.
In addition to being the first live telecast, the GOP convention was the debut event for a new device still used by politicians today, the “TelePrompTer. “ Former president, Herbert Hoover, was the first person to use this device at the RNC on July 8, 1952.
-from the Hoover Library
How we got the news in the 60s- Representatives Gerald R. Ford, Senator Everett M. Dirksen, Ray Bliss and Thruston Morton watch election returns on multiple televisions. November 8, 1966.
In the words of an archivist at the Ford Library: “I would imagine that they are watching congressional election returns. 1966 was a year that the Republicans won back a bunch of seats, so maybe that is why they look so happy.”