Angelo Guglielmi died, the historic director of Rai3 was 93 years old

Of Maria Volpe

You launch programs that have made the history of public television such as Samarcanda and Who has seen it?. He considered Chiambretti brilliant, Santoro great conductor, Fazio talented

died in the night at the age of 93 Angelo Guglielmi. He passed away in his sleep. There will be many TV personalities who will remember him and who will miss him. Because he had given a second life not only to an entire Rai network, but to many presenters who owe him success and careers. Angelo Guglielmi was director of Rai3 from 1987 to 1994. He took over the network from Giuseppe Rossini, a channel with low ratings (the network’s average share went from less than 1% to over 10% in a few years), which did not have a editorial line, and transforms it into a dynamic and innovative network that will remain unique in the history of Italian television. Thanks to him – who knew how to combine pop TV and cultured TV and who was the first to introduce the concept of TV-verit in Italy – such programs were born
Yellow phoneSamarcanda, Hot line, A day in the district court, Girls’ TV, Blob, Who has seen it?, Lubrano sends me (later to become Raitre sends me), I confess, Magazine 3, Leftovers, Last minute, Those who soccer (passed in 1998 on Rai 2), Tunnels and Cursed Stories. Characters such as Corrado Augias, Michele Santoro, Donatella Raffai, Roberta Petrelluzzi, Serena Dandini, Fabio Fazio, Piero Chiambretti, Giuliano Ferrara, Daniele Luttazzi and Franca Leosini are launched. In addition to being a manager, he was a literary critic, essayist and journalist.

Born in Arona on 2 April 1929, he graduated in literature from the University of Bologna in 1951 and in 1954 passed the competition to enter Rai: from 1976 to 1987 he was the head of Rai 1. Among the programs created by him we remember Bont loro, a historic broadcast conducted by Maurizio Costanzo. Before becoming director of Rai 3, he was head of the Rai production center in via Teulada in Rome. Write for Paese Sera and for Corriere della Sera
as well as in numerous magazines and he founded the neo-avant-garde literary collective Gruppo 63 with Umberto Eco and Edoardo Sanguineti. Numerous publications, some of which co-written with Stefano Balassone, his deputy at the helm of Rai 3.

When he turned 90 in 2019, many people interviewed him, and he told of his love for TV, a story that began way back in 1955. My mother listening on the radio The masquerade motif conducted by Mike Bongiorno he learns that Rai has announced a competition for authors and programmers in view of the inauguration (scheduled for that May) of Italian television, Guglielmi recounts in his latest book “Scattered Tales”. From there begins an extraordinary career (in which the beginnings have always been hard for me, because I lack immediate sympathy) which has rightfully placed him in the history of public television by linking his name to “experimentalism”

Raccont: When I started directing Rai3, I didn’t have models to inspire me: I had to venture into gambles, then discovering abilities that I had but whose points of excellence I had not foreseen, and which were recognized by others. In 1987 it was Walter Veltroni who wanted me, whom I recognize as a great politician, a man who loved those he considered worthy and intelligent, an authentic expert and attentive connoisseur of television and cinema. In an interview with Avvenire he wanted to remember, again on the occasion of his 90th birthday The letter carrier of Piero Chiambretti, rebel genius, a sort of Ariel from Shakespeare’s Tempest, a little elf whose arts of levity and magic are forced to put them at the service of those in whose service, not always, indeed rarely, sharing the exploits he is charged with carrying out…Chiambretti’s, thanks to the power of television language, was the first truly extraordinary way to discover the “behind” of the Palazzo.

Guglielmi also remembered in that interview Samarkand, the very first political talk show. Santoro immediately presented himself as a great conductor (even the BBC studied him) – he said – and those were episodes that were more reminiscent of epic stagings, which are easier to find in books than on television stages. It is no coincidence that the only political talk show that is still bearable is Piazzapulita by his pupil Corrado Formigli. Q
As for the backbone of Rai3, Who has seen? he was certain that

it will last for many more years Still. Even those who invented football by Guglielmi. short story: The basic structure ofQuelli che il calcio… was proposed to me by the sports journalist Marino Bartoletti, then with Fabio Fazio, overcoming certain of our improper uncertainties, it became the extraordinary program that was, in which for the first time Fazio showed his great talent , then confirmed until today in many other broadcasts.

He had a clear idea about every television face: Sandro Curzi, the great director of my Tg 3; Freccero ; Maria De Filippi ; Corrado Augias and Alessandro Baricco He also confides that the best way to do television is . And that when he left Rai3 he was .

He recently revealed that he had stopped watching television because it was old, boring, very different from what it should be. Finally a confidence: < I loved all my programs, but I can not forget the last evening de Girls’ TV: in the theater there was the world of entertainment, culture, finance for a program that closed at the peak of popularity and recognition. Now I look with more pleasure than anyone at Corrado Formiglihad grown up with Santoro and reminds me of that golden age”.

July 11, 2022 (change July 11, 2022 | 12:19)

Angelo Guglielmi died, the historic director of Rai3 was 93 years old