"...the mere puppets of the fat-bellied bishops of Maynooth"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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This Week' looks back at the calm interviews given to RTÉ Television by Ian Paisley and William Craig and compares them to the more rousing addresses each gave their own supporters that same week.

  • Title
    Interview with Ian Paisley and William Craig
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/12/1968
  • Contributor
    Ronnie Turner (Reporter)
    Sean Duignan (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:07
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    This Week
  • Clip title
    "...the mere puppets of the fat-bellied bishops of Maynooth"
  • Extended description

    RTÉ Radio's 'This Week' looks back at the calm interviews given to RTÉ Television by Ian Paisley and William Craig and compares them to the more rousing addresses each gave their own supporters that same week.

    This report features a clip of an interview with Ian Paisley as part of the 'Seven Days' programme earlier that week, where Paisley talks about the preservation of the Ulster Constitution. The night after this calm interview for the television cameras RTÉ reporter Ron Turner sat amongst the Paisleyites in the Ulster Hall the next night, where a different voice and tone was heard from Paisley.

    The report also reflects on the diverse approaches presented by William Craig towards the continuing crisis. In an interview earlier this week, Craig talks about a common sense approach. The following night, before an audience of his supporters, Craig speaks somewhat more passionately about the crisis.

  • Information

    A RTÉ Radio report for ‘This Week’ on Ian Paisley and William Craig.

    This report was broadcast on 8 December 1968 and was presented by Sean Duignan.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Northern Ireland, Civil Rights, Ian Paisley, William Craig, This Week, Ron Turner, Paisleyites, Ulster Hall, Seán Duignan, Armagh, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Northern Ireland, Armagh
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA6149
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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