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Abstract

From October 1990 to December 1991, weekends had to be organized carefully. If you were not listening to RTE Radio l on Saturday morning, did not catch the repeat on Sunday or make arrangements for it to be recorded for you, you were at a loss during the next week. The word spread like wild fire and Scrap Saturday became central to the public discourse. Talk of audience fragmentation was forgotten. Here was a society talking to Itself, coming to terms with Itself, laughing at itself. We were connected to each other In a particular way through It. There is something missing between us now that it is gone. It captured the popular Imagination on a grand scale and It will undoubtedly live on in folk memory for a long time to come.

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