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Acknowledgements List of figures Introduction 1. *A compromise with commerce?* The origins of Irish television 2. *'A stanger among us'*: Edward Roth and the establishment of Telefis Eireann 3. *An instrument of public policy?* Political culture and television in Lemass's Ireland 4. *Transition* 5. *'Irresponsible, amateurish, lacking in research, lacking in fact'?* The limits of public service broadcasting and the 1969 7 days tribunal 6. Religious broadcasting 7. *Radharc*, the Catholic Church and cultural shift in modern Ireland 8. *Finding a voice?* The Irish language and Irish television 9. *A box of troubles*, television and Northern Ireland Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .
Robert J. Savage is co-director of the Boston College Irish Studies Program and teaches in the Department of History -- .
Not only is Savage's book detailed, scholarly and a highly valuable contribution, but he has woven it together to make it eminently readable Iarfhlaith Watson, Irish Studies, 01/08/2012 ... a scholarly and well-written book. Savage presents a nuanced description of the relationship between the Catholic Church and RTE. The scholarliness of the book is manifest not only in the extensive literature to which Savage refers, but also in the interviews he conducted and the range of archives through which he trawled. -- .