Award for Charles Mitchel RTE Television's first newsreader.
- Title Jacob's Awards 1962
- 1st Broadcast 08/12/1962
- ContributorHarry Thuillier (Compere)
- Clip Duration 00:01:24
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Charles Mitchel First TV Newsreader
- Extended description
Compere of the first Jacob's Television Awards Harry Thuillier, announces the final award of the night. Charles Mitchel the first man to read the news on Irish television receives his award. In his acceptance speech he quips,"This is the nicest bit of news I have ever received."
He goes on to thank all of the people who put the news programmes together. On leaving the stage he is congratulated by the Taoiseach, Sean Lemass.
Charles Mitchel read the first news bulletin on Irish television on the opening night of Telefís Éireann 31 December 1961. He remained incredibly popular with viewers throughout his career.
Charles Mitchel retired after reading his last news programme on 8 November 1984.
The Jacob's Awards were for many years given for contributions to radio and television. Jacob's a biscuit manufacturer sponsored the awards from 1962 to 1993.
The extract here is from the first Jacob's Television Awards broadcast 8 December 1962.
- Local keywords Television, Broadcasting, Charles Mitchel, Harry Thuillier, Sean Lemass, Jacob's Awards, RTÉ, Awards, 1960s
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Production year 1962
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N956/00062
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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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