"The Only Time We Have Had Quiet Was During the Angelus"

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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With television reporting on an election for the first time, radio took a new approach to its coverage. From 3.00pm on the first day of the count, scheduled programmes were suspended. The RTV Guide announced that "This re-scheduling of broadcasting is intended to provide listeners with a running story of the election count, with intervals for music when the flow slackens."

  • Title
    General Election 1965
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/04/1965
  • Contributor
    Kevin O'Kelly (Presenter)
    John Ross (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:47
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    "The Only Time We Have Had Quiet Was During the Angelus"
  • Extended description

    With television reporting on an election for the first time, radio took a new approach to its coverage. From 3.00pm on the first day of the count, scheduled programmes were suspended.

    The RTV Guide announced that "This re-scheduling of broadcasting is intended to provide listeners with a running story of the election count, with intervals for music when the flow slackens."

    Coverage was a mixture of analysis, forecasting and live reporting from the count centres. This clip gives a sample of the type of fare offered by radio to the listeners during the election count.

    Reporter John Ross in Galway observes the tic-tac men and notes that the only time there was quiet was during the Angelus.

  • Local keywords
    Politics, Elections,
  • Geographical coverage
    Galway, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1965
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BB155
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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