The general election of 1965 was the first to be covered by television.
- Title News Review 1965 - Year In Year Out
- 1st Broadcast 30/12/1965
- ContributorKevin O'Kelly (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:41
- Material Type Video
- Clip title First Election Covered By Television
- Extended description
An extract from a news review programme for 1965 showing some of that year's general election. The election of April 1965 was the first to be covered by television.
Studio One was converted into a special "Election Newsroom" with John O'Donoghue as presenter. Cameras were present at the counts in Dublin's Bolton Street, and in Wexford, Cork and Monaghan. Four reporters read results as they came in via specially installed teleprinters which were linked directly to the General Post Office in Dublin.
Political correspondents, John Healy of the Irish Times and John O'Sullivan of The Cork Examiner, were joined by Garret Fitzgerald and Professor Basil Chubb to offer analysis of the unfolding results.
This clip shows the result of the first count for Dublin North East from the count centre at Bolton Street.
An extract taken from the programme 'Year In Year Out' a news review of 1965 showing the count at Dublin North East in the first general election to be covered by television.
- Local keywords 1965, General Election, Television coverage, Bolton Street, Dublin North East Constituency, Garret Fitzgerald, John Healy, John O'Sullivan, Basil Chubb
- Geographical coverage Dublin, Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Production year 1965
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N336/00065
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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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