Impact of TV Debates in Elections

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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A report for 'Campaign Daily' in the run up to the 2011 general election looking at the influence of television debates on previous elections.

  • Title
    Impact of TV Debates in Elections
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/02/2011
  • Contributor
    Conor Hunt (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:06
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Campaign Daily
  • Clip title
    Impact of TV Debates in Elections
  • Extended description

    Conor Hunt reports on the influence of television debates on previous general elections. The report includes footage of the 1982 debate hosted by Brian Farrell of RTÉ featuring Charles Haughey of Fianna Fáil and Garret Fitzgerald of Fine Gael. The recent debate featuring Bertie Ahern of Fianna Fáil and Enda Kenny of Fine Gael is also shown.

    The report is intercut with Conor Hunt in a TV studio explaining the rules of televised debates. He interviews Dr Eoin O'Malley of Dublin City University who explains the basics of TV debating.

    In 2007 during a debate between the leaders of the smaller parties is also featured. Pat Rabbitte of the Labour Party calls Michael McDowell of the Progressive Democrats a "menopausal Paris Hilton". Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin also took part in this debate.

  • Information

    'Campaign Daily' was a series broadcast at noon each during the campaign in the run up to the General Election in Febuary 2011. The series was produced by RTÉ News. The report here is from the 'Campaign Daily' broadcast on 8 February 2011.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 2011, Television debates, Charles Haughey, Garret Fitzgerald, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Brian Farrell, Enda Kenny, Bertie Ahern, Michael McDowell, Progressive Democrats, Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein, Pat Rabbitte, Eoin O'Malley, Dublin City University, RTÉ
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2011
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN11/00069
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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