"I Am About Sick of Being Called...Brian Lenihan's Father"

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Paddy Lenihan of Fianna Fáil canvassing in Kilbeggan for the 1969 general election.

  • Title
    Canvassing In General Election 1969
  • 1st Broadcast
    13/06/1969
  • Contributor
    Bill O'Herlihy (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:45
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Seven Days
  • Clip title
    "I Am About Sick of Being Called...Brian Lenihan's Father"
  • Extended description

    An extract from a programme from the current affairs series '7 Days' following candidates as they seek votes for the general election of 1969. In this clip Paddy Lenihan Fianna Fáil TD (Teachta Dála/member of parliament) since 1965 and father of the Minister for Education Brian Lenihan is shown.

    Paddy Lenihan can be seen with other Fianna Fáil supporters kneeling on the pavement in Kilbeggan as a Corpus Christi procession passes by. He then greets locals, gives out stickers and addresses people attending the procession with a microphone.

    Lenihan discusses canvassing and quips to reporter Bill O'Herlihy that he is sick of being called Brian Lenihan's father that he is a candidate in his own right.

  • Information

    '7 Days', for ten years RTÉ television's flagship current affairs programme, began broadcasting on 26 September 1966. The programme's young production team was made up of producer Lelia Doolan, directors Eoghan Harris and Dick Hill, and reporters John O'Donoghue, Brian Cleeve and Brian Farrell.

    Muiris Mac Conghail became producer of '7 Days' in 1967 when the programme was merged with another current affairs programme, 'Division'.

    The extract shown here is from a special programme on canvassing during the general election in 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Fianna Fáil, Paddy Lenihan, Canvassing , General Election 1969, Kilbeggan, Brian Lenihan
  • Geographical coverage
    Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P830/00069
  • IPR restrictions
    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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