This new series portrays how TV has affected Irish politics over the years. This week looks at the successful presidential campaign of Mary Robinson, and analyses the backfiring TV interventions of Pádraig Flynn and Brian Lenihan. Presenter Harry McGee spends a day with Michael Healy Rae to discuss the role of television in shaping perceptions and giving local politicians a national platform. Later, we get insight into a live televised debate during the 2016 general election, and the impact of cameras on parliamentary conduct is also scrutinised. Paul Gogarty, Bertie Ahern, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and David Norris all contribute.