Ireland’s most famous intrepid traveller Hector Ó hEochagáin (top with the Blind Boys of Alkabama] opens our eyes to “His America” as he takes on the road trip of a lifetime from Coast to Coast as he treks across the Southern States from Savannah on the Atlantic to San Diego on the Pacific.
Hector USA will be road tripping from Georgia through Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana into Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before finishing up on the Pacific seaboard in California.
Covering 8 states and more than 5000 miles on the road, it will be one helluva awesome adventure with Hector taking us to a world only he can access.
RTÉ reporter Teresa Mannion and Ian Kehoe, editor of the Sunday Business Post
On the Late Late Show, on RTÉ One, at 9.35pm…
Gareth Naughton writes:
Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey will join host Ryan Tubridy in studio to chat about their hit new legal drama Striking Out… With the much anticipated Dancing with the Stars launching this weekend, we’ll be meeting three contenders – Hughie Maughan, Teresa Mannion and Des Cahill – and their dancing partners.
RTÉ’s US correspondent Caitriona Perry will be giving viewers an insight into what it was like to cover the Trump circus, where it went wrong for Hillary Clinton, how things are shaping up now…
Brendan O’Connor will join Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late couch to talk about his imminent return to RTÉ television. He’ll be chatting about his physical transformation, his family life and his recent “baptism” into ice swimming. And he’ll be giving us his frank take on current events.
With the Labour leadership up for grabs, we’ll hear from current deputy leader Alan Kelly on his political ambitions now that the dust has settled on the party’s disastrous general election…
From top: Hozier and recently retired RTÉ reporter Valerie Cox
Gareth Naughton writes:
Hozier will be in studio to chat about his global success, what the last two years have been like and what’s next as he prepares for that difficult second album. And we’ll have his biggest fans in studio to get answers to the questions they’ve always been dying to ask.
In the week that specialists at Tallaght Hospital identified injuries in teenage players normally associated with violent trauma, The Late Late Show will be hearing from rugby pundit George Hook on his own concerns about the effect of rugby becoming an increasingly higher impact game.
As he finds himself embroiled in controversy around his views on concussion in the game and Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton, Hook will be giving his very frank views on how extensive the problem really is and telling viewers why he believes the rugby authorities are sticking their heads in the sand rather than confronting it.
As much-loved veteran radio reporter Valerie Cox retires, she joins Ryan to talk about her stellar career and how a recent visit to the Greek island of Kos to cover the refugee crisis for a television documentary shook her to her core and convinced her that Ireland is shirking its responsibilities.
We’ll be hearing from Simon Weston who became an iconic symbol of the terrible impact of war when he suffered severe burns to his face after his ship was bombed during the Falklands War. Funnyman Reginald D Hunter will talk about making it big as a US stand-up on this side of the Atlantic.