President Kennedy in Ireland: RTÉ’s role in this historic visit
Ryan Tubridy, broadcaster and author of JFK in Ireland : Four Days that changed a President will moderate a discussion on RTÉ’s role in this historic visit. The panel will include Liam Wylie, Curator of RTÉ’s JFK exhibition, and Godfrey Graham, award winning RTÉ cameraman, integral to covering JFK’s 1963 visit to his ancestral homeland, and John O’Regan, RTE’s Executive Producer for Current Affairs Special Events, who oversees RTE’s planning and production of large-scale outside broadcast projects, such as the 2011 visits to Ireland of President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.
The evening will reflect on the four days that propelled Ireland into the international media spotlight; why JFK’s visit was a milestone in Irish history; the palpable charisma of the man as retold by a key cameraman of the time; how RTÉ managed this huge media undertaking including new insights from BBC documents just recently acquired. The talk will be illustrated by film and audio from RTÉ’s Archives who have launched an online exhibition on JFK’s visit to these shores.
Free but Booking required book at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01 603 0340 to reserve a place.
For more on JFK visit www.rte.ie/archives or www.jfkhomecoming.com