A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into covering a general election. This includes what can go wrong, including when a power cut takes coverage of the elections off the air.
- Title Making of Election '82
- 1st Broadcast 16/03/1982
- ContributorBarry Cowan (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:42
- Material Type Video
- Clip title Power Cut During Election Coverage
- Extended description
An extract from a behind the scenes documentary looking at RTÉ coverage of the general election in Febuary 1982. This clip shows the coverage in RTÉ television studios as results are relayed and broadcast.
This includes what can go wrong, such as a power cut that takes RTÉ's studio coverage of the elections off air. Paul McKee on loan from the ITN televsion station occupies himself with computer predictions. Many journalists and RTÉ staff are shown working. Two politicians Alan Shatter and Charles Haughey are shown being made up in advance of a television appearance. RTÉ presenter Brian Farrell can also be seen relaxing in advance of the live broadcast.
An extract from a once off programme documenting the RTÉ coverage of the general election in Febuary 1982 on results night. The programme was called 'Making of Election '82' and broadcast 16 March 1982.
- Local keywords General Election 1982, Proportional Representation, Alan Shatter, Charles Haughey, Brian Farrell, Paul McKee, Computerisation, RTÉ, Television
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1982
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier B60/938
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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