Following a letter of objection to an evening newspaper in 1964, 'Newsbeat' asks women if they wash the socks in their house.
- Title Who Washes Your Socks?
- 1st Broadcast 07/10/1964
- ContributorDes Keogh (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:29
- Material Type Video
- Series title Newsbeat
- Clip title Who Washes Your Socks?
- Extended description
In response to a letter to an evening newspaper in 1964 from a woman who objects to washing her husband's socks, 'Newsbeat' reporter Des Keogh pays a visit to her hometown Donnycarney, Dublin, where he asks a number of women if they wash the socks in their house.
Several women say they do them all by hand. A woman who puts them in the washing machine feels that the machine is doing the work. The final woman interviewed is the sister of the woman who wrote the letter. She asks the reporter about his own socks.
An item from the 'Newsbeat' programme broadcast on 7 October 1964.
- Local keywords Women, Housewives, Equality, Marriage, Family, Dublin
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1964
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P103/00064
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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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Publisher Broadcaster - RTÉ
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Broadcast - 07/10/1964
Clip Length - 00:03:29
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