Power Cut During Election Coverage

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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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
  • Contributor
    Barry 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.

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    B60/938
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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