Bono Meets Fans In Boston


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Fans wait outside U2's hotel in Boston. Bono signs autographs and chats with some of them before being driven to a rehearsal.

  • Title
    U2 Success
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Pat Kenny (Reporter)
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  • Series title
    Today Tonight
  • Clip title
    Bono Meets Fans In Boston
  • Extended description

    Reporter Pat Kenny speaks with U2 fans outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. The fans are gathered there hoping to see the band.

    One young woman wants to give Bono a sketch done by a friend. She talks about what U2 and their music mean to her. 

    Bono comes out of the hotel and speaks with some fans. He signs autographs for girls who have come from Montreal to see the band. Bono takes a photograph of the girls with their camera.

    The young woman gives Bono the framed sketch and tells Bono she hopes he finds what he is looking for. Bono is driven away in a limousine.

    Pat Kenny talks to the girl who gave Bono the drawing and she is quite overcome with the experience.

    Note: The clip shown here is edited from rushes for the 'Today Tonight' report on the success of U2 in America.

    'Today Tonight' reported from the USA where U2's album 'Joshua Tree' had just gone to the top of the American charts and the band were on a successful tour. Reporter Pat Kenny spoke to U2 and their manager at their Boston concerts.

  • Information

    'Today Tonight' was a RTÉ current affairs programme with up-to-the-minute coverage of events at home and abroad. 'Today Tonight' was first broadcast on Monday, 6 October, 1980 and ran for 12 years until 1992. Edited by Joe Mulholland, the original presenters included Barry Cowan, Brian Farrell and Olivia O'Leary.

    'Today Tonight' aired from Monday to Thursday on RTE 1.

    Note: The clip shown here is edited from rushes for the 'Today Tonight' report on the success of U2 in America.

  • Local keywords
    U2, Bono, Fans, Boston, America, USA, Hotel, Rock, Pop, Pop Music, Arts, Culture, Entertainment
  • Geographical coverage
    Boston, United States of America,
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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    English (eng)