With electronic voting to be used for the first time in three constituencies, 'The Late Late Show' audience members debate the pros and cons of electronic voting as they see them.
- Title Electronic Voting
- 1st Broadcast 10/05/2002
- ContributorPat Kenny (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:06:19
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Late Late Show
- Clip title Electronic Voting
- Extended description
With electronic voting to be used for the first time in three constituencies, 'The Late Late Show' explains how the process works. Audience members debate the pros and cons of electronic voting as they see them.
Noel Whelan, author of 'The Tallyman's Campaign Handbook', expresses his concern that the drama would be taken out of the count process and thereby make politics seem less exciting to the public.
An anarchist in the audience points out that voting electronically means votes cannot be spoiled.
The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast at 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing.
The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'. Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years.
Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for chat. 'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords Electronic Voting, General Election 2002, Noel Whelan, Audience participation, Peter Green, Proportional Representation
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2002
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier DX91/01514
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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)
Broadcast - 10/05/2002
Clip Length - 00:06:19
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