The Final Evening Mail

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Kevin O'Kelly takes to the streets of Dublin to get people's reaction to the demise of 'The Evening Mail' newspaper.

  • Title
    Last Edition of Evening Mail
  • 1st Broadcast
    19/07/1962
  • Contributor
    Kevin O'Kelly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:49
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    The Final Evening Mail
  • Extended description

    Kevin O'Kelly reports on the publication of the final edition of 'The Evening Mail' newspaper after 139 years.  He takes to the streets of Dublin to investigate the effect it will have on newspaper vendors and buyers.

    Most of 'The Evening Mail' readers he meets tell him that they will just buy a different newspaper instead. Some say they will miss the letters section. Crowds gather around him in the hope of getting their faces on television.

    Kevin O'Kelly concludes that people are sorry but not that sorry to see 'The Evening Mail' go. The real losers are those who have lost their jobs at the paper.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Kevin O'Kelly on the closing of 'The Evening Mail' from 19 July 1962.

  • Local keywords
    Communications, Newspaper, The Evening Mail, Public Opinion, Newspaper Vendors, Media
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1962
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N568/00062
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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