Computerization of Election Results

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Pat Kenny describes the growing importance of computers in the television presentation and analysis of election results.

  • Title
    Computerization of Election Results
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/11/1982
  • Contributor
    Pat Kenny (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:02
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Today Tonight
  • Clip title
    Computerization of Election Results
  • Extended description

    Pat Kenny of RTÉ describes the growing importance of computers in the television presentation and analysis of election results.He explains the use of hardware from Digitel and Apple and the function of the VT 30 machine. The report is illustrated with screen graphics. Professor Richard Sinnott of University College Dublin explains the human factor.

  • Information

    This clip is taken from a special edition of 'Today Tonight' covering the 1982 November general election results.

    'Today Tonight' was a RTÉ current affairs programme with up-to-the-minute coverage of events at home and abroad. 'Today Tonight' was first broadcast on Monday, 6 October, 1980 and ran for 12 years until 1992. Edited by Joe Mulholland, the original presenters included Barry Cowan, Brian Farrell and Olivia O'Leary. 'Today Tonight' aired from Monday to Thursday on RTÉ 1.

  • Local keywords
    Pat Kenny, General Election 1982, UCD, Richard Sinnott, University College Dublin
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    96D/00217
  • 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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