Reaction to Lesbian Nuns

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Lesbian Nuns on The Late Late Show
Lesbian Nuns on The Late Late Show

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Congratulations and condemnation following the appearance of lesbian nuns on 'The Late Late Show'.

  • Title
    Lesbian Nuns on The Late Late Show
  • Production Year
    1985
  • Contributor
    Gay Byrne (presenter)
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • Material Type
    Document
  • Clip title
    Reaction to Lesbian Nuns
  • Extended description

    In 1985, Gay Byrne interviewed two lesbian ex-nuns on 'The Late Late Show' while a protest was waged outside the Montrose studios. The two Americans, Nancy Manahan and Rosemary Curb, were in Ireland to promote their book 'Breaking Silence: Lesbian Nuns on Convent Sexuality'. The programme had RTÉ's then highest TAM rating.

    Here is a sample of the type of correspondence received afterwards: one handwritten letter congratulating Gay on the programme and one typed letter of objection.

  • Information

    This document is part of the RTÉ Archives document collection.

    Handwritten sheets, 2 pages.
    Typed sheet, 1 page.

    'The Late Late Show' is a Friday-night chat show. It was first broadcast on 6 July 1962 with Gay Byrne as presenter. Pat Kenny replaced him in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years until it was taken over by the current presenter Ryan Tubridy.

    'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.

    This episode was first broadcast on 13 September 1985.

  • Local keywords
    Communications, Media, Television, The Late Late Show, Lesbian nuns, Breaking Silence, Nancy Manahan, Rosemary Curb, Documents, Document
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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