Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.
Newspaper panel: Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre / Lorcan Roche Kelly, chief Europe strategist with Trend Macrolytics / Aisling Meehan - farmer, solicitor and tax consultant / Aileen Hickie - barrister / Conor Pope - consumer journalist with the Irish Times.
Regina Bushell of Grovelands Childcare joins us to discuss the fall-out following this week's, "Primetime," investigation into Irish creches, while Sweden-based journalist Philip O'Connor discusses the differences between Irish and Swedish creches.
Kevin Cullen, columnist with the, "Boston Globe," talks about his involvement in the Whitey Bulger case.
JFK anniversary: On the 50th anniversary of J.F.K's visit, Myles Dungan (presenter of the History Show and expert on American history), Liam Wylie (curator in the RTE Archives Dept.) and Godfrey Graham (one of the RTE cameramen for the JFK visit) come in to reminisce, with Harvey O'Brien - lecturer in Film Studies in UCD - speaking on the 'phone.
JFK HOMECOMING MEMORY PROJECT
What is it?
The JFK Homecoming Memory project has been organised by the US Embassy and the National Library of Ireland. It encompasses the following:
A special commemorative JFK site www.jfkhomecoming.com (live from May 29th). This website will contain:
Stills from the National LibraryAudio Visual from RTÉ’s Archives – extensive footage from the RTÉ JFK Archives ExhibitionCustomer Experience videos
The Website will be launched on the 29th May at the National Library by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD at 1:00 pm.
JFK EXHIBITION – NATIONAL LIBRARY
Keen to ensure we have maximum public access to the archives, we are working with The National Library, who are organising a physical installation of the JFK Exhibition. We are in discussions with them around a small area which will host a bespoke “locked down” RTÉ Archive’s JFK online exhibition currently being compiled and curated by the team. The physical manifestation will be under an area dedicated to broadcast.
This exhibition will be opened by Caroline Kennedy, on the 21st June.
JFK “TALKS” @ THE NATIONAL LIBRARY
We are also currently working with the National Library to secure an RTÉ talk about the “Broadcasting” piece of JFK’s visit. We are suggesting that this “talk” would include:
Broadcasters involved in the actual event at the timeA presentation around the RTÉ Archives JFK exhibition by Liam or Brid.
Full and final details of the talk are yet to be decided, timeframe is mid-July
MAJOR JFK RTÉ ARCHIVES ONLINE EXHBITION
A major RTÉ Archives exhibition, which will be hosted on the RTÉ site, is being compiled by the team. Comprising over 40 visual and audio clips with some documentation such as the RTÉ Guide.
The exhibition recounts RTÉ’s first major outside broadcast, which was covered internationally, from the pre-visit to the four days. Exhibited in chronological order, online audiences can view day by day coverage of an event which still has a huge emotional draw to the charismatic President John F. Kennedy. The online exhibition, which will launch in and around June 19th, will culminate in November with the assassination of JFK.
The website will launch on the 14th of June on www.rte.ie/archives.
Full media and social media plans are being drawn up around both the collaborative projects and our own Archives exhibition.