The poet Patrick Kavanagh pays tribute to President Kennedy in the RTV Guide.
- Title The Murdered King by Patrick Kavanagh
- Production Year 1963
- ContributorPatrick Kavanagh (Writer)
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- Material Type Document
- Clip title "Intelligence, virtue and man of letters ruled"
- Extended description
The poet Patrick Kavanagh wrote this tribute to President Kennedy a week after he died. It was published in his weekly column in the RTV Guide on 6 December 1963.
The murdered king of the title is President Kennedy because Kavanagh regards him as a king in the Shakespearean sense of the word. He writes that "Mr Kennedy’s period of office is the only one I can think of, unless one goes back to Charlemagne or the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, in which imagination, intelligence, virtue and man of letters ruled".
'The RTV Guide' provided listings of television and radio programmes. The first edition was published on 1 December 1961. In July 1966 the magazine changed name to become 'The RTÉ Guide' and is still published on a weekly basis.
The poet Patrick Kavanagh wrote a weekly column for the magazine from 1963 until his death in 1967.
- Local keywords President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, RTV Guide
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier RTVGuide
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Dockers and Street Traders Pay Their Respects
Broadcast - 26/11/1963
Clip Length - 00:00:44
The Murdered King by Patrick Kavanagh
Production Year - 1963
Contributor - Patrick Kavanagh (Writer)