Hugh Oram investigates the origins of the 'Sunday World' newspaper and how controversial it was.
- Title Sunday World
- 1st Broadcast 29/09/1992
- ContributorHugh Oram (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:49
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Paper Tigers
- Clip title Sunday World
- Extended description
Hugh Oram investigates the origins of the 'Sunday World' newspaper and how controversial it was. This is illustrated by an excerpt from 'Liveline' in 1986: Marian Finucane gives a listener's reaction to columnist Fr Brian D'Arcy's comments that the scantily-clad women featured in this newspaper were decorative.
Gerry McGuinness talks about the origins of the newspaper and its launch in 1973. They set about establishing a market in Cork by putting a selection of Sunday Worlds in an envelope signed 'concerned parents' and posting it to Bishop Lucey saying the newspaper should be banned for bordering on pornography. The bishop responded by having it denounced from all the pulpits in Cork and sales immediately shot up.
This episode of 'Paper Tigers' focuses on 'The Sunday World'.
'Paper Tigers' was a radio series about Ireland's newspapers and the people who worked on them. It was presented by Hugh Oram, who wrote the accompanying book 'Paper Tigers' (1993).
The first episode was broadcast on 22 September 1992.
The image used for this clip is a view of 'The Sunday World' offices in Terenure, Dublin taken circa 1978.
- Local keywords Journalism, Communications, Newspaper, The Sunday World, Tabloid, Print Media, Fr Brian D'Arcy, Bishop Lucey, Cornelius Lucey, Con Lucey, Gerry McGuinness, Hugh McLaughlin, Gay Byrne, Marian Finucane
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1992
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BB4081
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Broadcast - 29/09/1992
Clip Length - 00:03:49
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