Dubliners Express Shock at Death of JFK

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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John Bowman takes to the streets of Dublin to get people’s reactions to the death of President Kennedy.

  • Title
    John F. Kennedy Tributes and Memories
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/11/1963
  • Contributor
    John Bowman (Vox pop)
    Seán Mac Réamoinn (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:52
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Dubliners Express Shock at Death of JFK
  • Extended description

    John Bowman recorded this vox pop on the streets of Dublin on 22 November 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. It was the final item on the special programme 'John F. Kennedy: Tributes and Memories'.

    Everyone Bowman speaks to is shocked and full of praise for the dead president. Comments include "critical", "stupid" and "a desperate tragedy". According to one young boy, "he had great confidence in himself and in the whole world". A woman who went to see him in College Green the day he arrived in Ireland says "he was so good" and that "it was in his face what he was".

  • Information

    ‘John F. Kennedy : Tributes and Memories’, was a special programme broadcast on Radio Éireann on 24 November 1963. It was presented by Seán Mac Réamoinn. The vox pop was recorded by John Bowman.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA1861
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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