In 1964 journalist and broadcaster Cathal O'Shannon was working for the BBC. At the Jacobs' Awards Brian Farrell caught up with O'Shannon and asked him about the difference between working for RTÉ and the BBC?

On the subject of interviewing Cathal O'Shannon says,

It is easier to get true impressions of what people are thinking in England. For a start they are honest.

A Newsbeat report broadcast on 2 December 1964