"A Sentimental Journey"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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White House officials land in Dublin Airport. They are in Ireland to plan President Kennedy's forthcoming visit.

  • Title
    Kennedy Advance Party Arrives
  • 1st Broadcast
    06/05/1963
  • Contributor
    Kevin O'Kelly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:01
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "A Sentimental Journey"
  • Extended description

    An advance party of about 20 White House officials arrives in Dublin to plan President Kennedy's visit to Ireland. The US ambassador to Ireland, Matthew McCloskey, is among those waiting to greet them off a US Air Force jet at the airport. The same jet will be used for the Kennedy visit next month. The head of the advance party is appointments secretary to the president, Kenneth O'Donnell, and includes communications and security staff.

    Kevin O'Kelly interviews press secretary Pierre Salinger, who already has a basic idea about the visit. He says it is "a sentimental journey to begin with", but won't reveal any further details until after his discussions with the Irish government.

    Salinger thinks that the president's party will be about 30 to 40, with about 125 to 150 newsmen. This trip has aroused the greatest interest of any trip since President Kennedy was in office and will be one of the high points of his term.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report about the arrival of President Kennedy's advance party in Ireland.

    This report was broadcast on 6 May 1963.

    Part of this clip is mute.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Pierre Salinger, White House, Politics, Matthew McCloskey, Kenneth O'Donnell
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N143/00063
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    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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