Live rolling cov­er­age, anal­y­sis and nos­tal­gia

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

RTÉ is gear­ing up for a host of spe­cial broad­casts in the lead-up to the Pope’s visit.

The State broad­caster will pro­vide live rolling cov­er­age and anal­y­sis from pre­sen­ters, in­clud­ing Mary Kennedy, right, of the Pope’s two-day visit. Spe­cial pro­grammes will also be aired in the buildup, in­clud­ing Mary McAleese’s Mod­ern Fam­ily, (RTÉ One, Au­gust 22) where the for­mer Pres­i­dent charts changes in the Ir­ish fam­ily since the last pa­pal visit. Mean­while, The John Pauls (RTÉ One, Septem­ber 10) catches up with the gen­er­a­tion of Ir­ish boys (and at least one girl) named af­ter John Paul II af­ter his 1979 visit.

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