Canvassing the traditional way by addressing mass-goers at the church gates for the general election of 1969.
- Title Canvassing in General Election 1969
- 1st Broadcast 13/06/1969
- ContributorBill O'Herlihy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:17
- Material Type Video
- Series title Seven Days
- Clip title Canvassing at the Church Gates
- Extended description
During the 1969 general election television began to cover the campaign trail. Candidates had not yet developed television skills and were unsure of how they would appear to viewers.
The current affairs programme 'Seven Days' went to Kilbeggan where candidates campaigned at church gates and at a religious procession. In this clip, Gerry Le Strange of Fine Gael uses the traditional approach of addressing mass-goers at the church gates.
An extract from the RTÉ current affairs series '7 Days'. '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 programme looking at candidates preparing for the 1969 general election.
- Local keywords General Election 1969, Canvassing, Kilbeggan, Gerry le Strange, Fine Gael, County Westmeath, County Longford
- 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 P860/00069
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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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