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    DescriptionDecember 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast by RTE television and Irish culture and society were irrevocably changed. Window and Mirror presents a critical overview of the national television station, an insider's 'warts and all' account of RTE and its fifty-year history. The infant service became a significant player in Irish politics, culture and media, the 'voice of the nation' through some turbulent recent periods and key moments in many areas of life. Contentious issues covered include: RTE's relationship with the Church, the GAA, the Government, the effect RTE had on the Irish language and coverage of Northern Ireland. Also discussed is controversial and influential programming, from investigations into clerical abuse and money lending, to the The Riordans, a pioneer in serial drama. RTE was not only a window on the wider world but also a mirror to Irish society. Photographs, cartoons, documents, and other graphics, many not seen before, help capture key moments. Window and Mirror highlights how RTE television had and continues to have unparalleled influence on Irish society.

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    Window and Mirror
    RTE Television: 1961-2011
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Bowman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848891357
    ISBN 10: 1848891350

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, APT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: KNTD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T General Subject: 595
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    Abridged Dewey: 791
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BISAC V2.8: PER010030, TEC043000
    DC22: 384.554
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    DC22: 384.554065417
    LC classification: HE8689.9.I7 B69 2011
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/COMSTD
    Thema V1.0: ATJ, KNT, NHTB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Bowman is both a broadcaster and historian whose career as a broadcaster began in the 1960s. A highly recognizable figure of Irish media, he has presented documentaries, current affairs, and election-results programmes, among them Today Tonight and Questions & Answers. John completed a PhD, De Valera and the Ulster Question: 1917-1973, which was published by OUP in 1982 and won the Ewart-Biggs Award.
    Review quote
    "The history of RTE turns out to be the history of an Irish people determined to shape its own future, Bowman argues. In his insightful and evocatively illustrated new book Bowman conjures decades of Irish social change." -- Irish Voice "Irish Voice"