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Studying history of the media at University College Cork

25 May 2011

Studying history of the media at University College Cork

Media historian, Dr. Finola Doyle-O'Neill, School of History, discusses opportunities for studying history of the media at University College Cork.

 

Finola Doyle-O'Neill is author of Talking History: Gay Byrne and the Shaping of Popular Culture in Ireland 1962-1999 (Cork University Press, 2011).

Cultural shifts destablising Irish society between 1962-1999 were played out through Gay Byrne‚Äôs "Late Late Show" a weekly Friday night television talk show and "The Gay Byrne Radio Show" a weekly mid-morning radio talk show. This book evaluates the significance of the radio and television talk show genre and its relationship with Irish identity and popular culture during a pivotal period in contemporary Irish social history.

School of History

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Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.

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