UCC hosts TV debate

Television’s impact on Irish society over the past 50 years and future trends with new media are among the topics which will be discussed at a conference in University College Cork (UCC) this Saturday. Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte will formally open the conference, which is jointly hosted by the UCC’s school of history and RTE TV50. The event’s keynote speaker will be RTE director general Noel Curran.

David McRedmond, TV3

RTE broadcaster and historian John Bowman will talk about Ireland’s history of TV in a global context. Other speakers include Riverdance producer Moya Doherty, TV3 chief executive David McRedmond (above), RTE director of programmes Steve Carson, TV3 director of programmes Ben Frow and Michael Lally of Nuacht RTE and TG4. The conference will be chaired by Aine Lawlor, Doireann Ni Bhriain and Brenda Power.

Admission is free but places are limited.

For more information contact Dr. Finola Doyle-O’Neill at f.doyle-oneill@ucc.ie

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