First Election Covered By Television

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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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
  • Contributor
    Kevin 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.

  • Information

    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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    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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