Where and when
“Do you really think I am a tribune? I’m just somebody being used as a typewriter, presenting on stage what he sees and what he thinks. Before me there were Zavoli and Biagi: perfect, impeccable, and authoritative. Then there was my “gang” with its lopsided cameras and imperfections, then there was the piazza, splitting the screen and representing power with its dishevelled truths. Many have tried to imitate us. But you cannot imitate someone’s spirit.”
This is how Michele Santoro opened the last instalment of Servizio Pubblico, live from Largo Annigoni in Florence.
With “Rosso di Sera”, also the title of the event itself, the TV journalist concluded this television series. “A red rose and a commitment: this is not how it ends”, he was keen to point out. His long-standing colleagues were beside him as always: Sandro Ruotolo, Marco Travaglio, Vauro, and Giulia Innocenzi, as well as many guests including Franco Battiato, Bianca Berlinguer, Cristiano De Andrè, Teresa De Sio, Sabrina Ferilli, Monica Guerritore, J-Ax, Maurizio Landini, Gad Lerner, Alessandro Mannarino, Tomaso Montanari, Alba Parietti and Nicola Piovani.