Television cameras follow Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave on the campaign trail. Cosgrave talks about the growing influence of television on politics and the electorate.

Media coverage continued to grow for the 1973 General Election. A 'Seven Days' special followed Liam Cosgrave, the Fine Gael leader, on the campaign trail.

This extract shows how Cosgrave himself was becoming increasingly aware of the influence of television, while at the same time there was a continuing need to get out and meet and greet the electorate.