Piero Angela died . To communicate the dramatic news to is from the social networks the son of the popularizer, Alberto . “Have a good trip dad,” writes Alberto, accompanying his message with a photo of his father.

CAREER - Piero Angela, 93, was born on 22 December 1928 in Turin. The first position in the state radio and television body was that of reporter as a collaborator of the Giornale Radio .

In 1954 , with the advent of television, Angela switched to the newscast , for which she was a correspondent, first from Paris, then from Brussels, from 1955 to 1968. Together with Andrea Barbato, in 1968 he was the host of the first edition of the national news. at 13:30 and in 1976 he was the first presenter of TG2.

He was several times a war correspondent . In 1967 he went to Iraq during the Six Day War, where he was arrested along with other journalists and later released on the same day. In 1968 he was instead in Vietnam, where he interviewed American soldiers and peasants.

Since the beginning of the seventies Angela has dedicated herself to the creation of dissemination programs: the first was "Destination man" in 1971 , one of the first television broadcasts of this kind aimed at a general public. Quark series .

Piero Angela nel 2019 in Sardegna (archivio L'Unione Sarda)
Piero Angela nel 2019 in Sardegna (archivio L'Unione Sarda)
Piero Angela nel 2019 in Sardegna (archivio L'Unione Sarda)

HONORS - In 2004 he was awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and in 2021 of the title of Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

BOOKS - Piero Angela has also signed dozens of books : In the cosmos in search of life (1980); The thinking machine (1983); Oceans (1991); The challenge of the century (2006); Why do we have to have more children (with L. Pinna, 2008); What is politics for? (2011); Behind the scenes of history. Daily life through time (with A. Barbero, 2012); Journey into the mind: knowing the brain to keep it in shape (2014); Thirteen billion years. The novel of the universe (2015); The eyes of the Mona Lisa (2016).

In 2017 he told himself in the autobiographical book "My long journey": "I have always been reluctant to talk about myself, now that I am approaching ninety, I begin to think that I have been a direct witness of many small and large events, and that perhaps some of these could be of interest ", he said. "It is not a popular science book, but a personal story dedicated to the public who has been following me in my work for many years, often with true affection".

DEEP CORDOGLIO - "#PieroAngela leaves us a true champion of scientific dissemination. We have learned to love #science thanks to his TV programs that really spoke to everyone. We will miss his intelligence, his culture, his kindness very much". So on twitter the mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri . "It leaves an unbridgeable void", the words of the secretary of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta . "Italy owes a lot to Piero Angela, journalist, beloved TV presenter and true teacher of life for entire generations" the words of the President of the Senate Elisabetta Casellati . "I feel great pain for the death of Piero Angela, a great Italian disappears to whom the Republic is grateful" the memory of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella . "Piero Angela was a great Italian, able to unite the country like few others", the words of Prime Minister Mario Draghi .

THE LAST MESSAGE - In recent days, the dean of Rai had wanted to leave the website of his SuperQuark program with the last message of greeting to viewers: "Dear friends, I'm sorry I am no longer with you after 70 years together. nature has its own rhythms ". "Despite a long illness - he continued - I managed to complete all my broadcasts". Then the conclusion: "Dear all, I think I have done my part. Try to do yours too for this difficult country of ours".

THE FUNERAL - The funeral home will be set up on August 16, from 11.30, in the Capitol. A lay funeral is scheduled to follow.

(Unioneonline / vl)

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