Television cameras follow Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave on the campaign trail. Cosgrave talks about the growing influence of television on politics and the electorate.
- Title Liam Cosgrave Campaigns
- 1st Broadcast 03/02/1973
- Clip Duration 00:03:30
- Material Type Video
- Series title Seven Days
- Clip title "People Made Up Their Minds Mainly By What They Saw On Television"
- Extended description
Media coverage continued to grow for the 1973 General Election. A 'Seven Days' special followed Liam Cosgrave, the Fine Gael leader, on the campaign trail.
This extract shows how Cosgrave himself was becoming increasingly aware of the influence of television, while at the same time there was a continuing need to get out and meet and greet the electorate.
By 1973, Fianna Fáil had been in power for 16 years. Fine Gael and Labour agreed a pre-election pact under a "National Coalition" banner in order to offer an alternative government. Although Fianna Fáil increased its percentage of the vote, they lost six seats, and a Fine Gael-Labour coalition formed a government, led by Liam Cosgrave as Taoiseach (Prime Minister).
This is a clip from the RTÉ current affairs series 'Seven Days' which was broadcast from 1966 to 1977.
'7 Days' began broadcasting on 26 September 1966 and was RTE television's flagship current affairs programme for ten years. 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'.
- Local keywords General Election 1973, Liam Cograve, Fine Gael, St Claire's Pipe Band, Marching band, Campaigning, County Monagahan, Dundalk, Television, Film Cameras
- Geographical coverage Monaghan, Dundalk, Louth, Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Politics and Economics
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1973
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P68/00073
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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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Broadcast - 1973
Clip Length - 00:05:40
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Broadcast - 23/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:08
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Broadcast - 03/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:03:30
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Broadcast - 23/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:07
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