Mondo Rai/Appointments and news

After the debut seven days ago, tomorrow the second appointment (of the total four) with ‘Benedetta Primavera’, the Rai 1 variety hosted by Loretta Goggi (joined by Luca and Paolo) will be broadcast in prime time (at 9.25 pm) , produced by Rai Directorate of Entertainment Prime Time. Also in this appointment the program will offer a real journey into the world of entertainment to draw a parallel between the past and the present with the many guests who will take turns alongside the queen of the small screen: there will be Ambra Angiolini, Amanda Lear, Fiorella Mannoia, Giorgio Panariello, Bianca Guaccero, Morgan and Flavio Insinna. All personalities from cinema, music, theater and television who will compete with Loretta Goggi, who will get involved, perform musical numbers, brilliant dialogues and sketches. Singing too. And, keeping in store, new imitations (there will be Queen Elizabeth of England again…) and surprises for her guests. “Benedetta Primavera” is a Rai Production Direction Entertainment Prime Time in collaboration with Blu Yazmine. It is a program by Loretta Goggi, Martino Clericetti, Francesca Cucci, Salvo Guercio, Cristiano Rinaldi, Paola Vedani, Lorenzo Campagnari, Ester Viola, Massimiliano Canè. The artistic direction is curated by Laccio, the scenography by Marco Calzavara and the musical direction by the maestro Valeriano Chiaravalle. Executive producer M. Rossella Arcidiacono. The direction is signed by Cristiano D’Alisera.

Tomorrow is World Sleep Day. How important is good sleep for our health? What are the enemies of rest? Which allies? In the episode of ‘Tg2 Italia’, broadcast tomorrow at 10 on Rai 2, Marzia Roncacci will talk about it with the neurologist Valerio Brunetti, the psychotherapist Maria Malucelli and the nutritionist Giorgio Calabrese. This is followed by the “Settegiorni” section, with the events of the week commented by the journalist Pietro De Leo.

The first mass demonstration against war and fascism. ‘March 1943. 10 am’ tells it, broadcast tomorrow at 10.10 pm on Rai Storia. It all began in Turin, at 10.00 on 5 March 1943, when the workers of the Fiat Mirafiori company and the Rasetti factories blocked the cars to go on strike. For Duce Benito Mussolini, who a few months earlier solemnly celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the March on Rome, it was a rude awakening. The strike is the reaction of an exasperated people and the beginning of a new course. The special features archive testimonies of the protagonists, while the documents of the Central State Archive reveal their story, the clandestine anti-fascist propaganda through the press, the control and repression implemented by the regime.

Prevention at the table on Rai3 – On Radio3 big hit in Lebanon on ‘Radio3 Mondo’

Can a correct diet guarantee well-being and health? ‘Elisir’ – the medical program conducted by Michele Mirabella and Benedetta Rinaldi with Francesca Parisella, broadcast tomorrow at 10.30 on Rai 3 – is answered by Professor Adriana Albini, scientific collaborator at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. It continues with the ’10 minutes on…’ dedicated to tears and their function for the eyes, which Carlo Bellieni, professor of general and specialist paediatrics at the University of Siena, talks about. In ‘Tell me doctor’, focus on vitiligo: why does it appear and who does it affect? The answer to Professor Piergiacomo Calzavara Pinton, director of Uo Dermatology Ast Spedali Civili and Dermatological Clinic University of Brescia. Finally, the week closes with proverbs on health. Do they hide some pill of popular wisdom or are they just ways of saying? Dr. Giuseppe Ventriglia, family doctor, explains it.

The Lebanese pound hit an all-time low on the black market this week where it trades at 100,000 lira to the dollar, continuing its free fall in the wake of Lebanon’s economic collapse. This fresh decline in the national currency comes as banks resumed their strike on Tuesday morning, at the invitation of the Lebanese Banks Association, to defend the industry’s demands and protest legal proceedings brought against some of its members. The banks maintain that the lawsuits brought against them are not justified, but the savers’ associations are of the opposite opinion, pursuing their thesis by saying that the credit institutes block the withdrawal of their own savings from the bank. Precisely because of the impossibility of withdrawing more than 400 dollars a month, driven by desperation, for a year several people have made armed raids on the branches of their banks and have ‘robbed’ their own savings. On ‘Radio3 Mondo’, tomorrow at 11 on Rai Radio 3, the story of Saly Hafiz, a 28-year-old girl who ‘stole’ her savings to pay for the treatment of her sister with cancer, and that of Bassam Sheikh will be told Hussein, a man who threatened his bank manager with an assault rifle to take his savings and pay for his sick father’s hospital treatment. Anna Maria Giordano will talk about it with Costanza Spocci, voice of Radio3 and author of the BBC documentary Lebanon Unconventional Robbers.

How it has been done and how it is being done to protect art in the great natural catastrophes that have hit our country starting with the Flood of Florence in 1966, when the Arno in full burst its banks and devastated streets, houses and shops, endangering citizens and an invaluable artistic heritage kept in churches, museums and palaces. The documentary ‘Salvare l’arte’, broadcast tomorrow at 7.25 pm on Rai 5, tells it. For the first time since the post-war period, the cultural wealth of Florence and of our entire country was seriously in danger, and for the first time the restoration centers specialists such as the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, found themselves operating in an emergency situation experimenting with new techniques and action protocols. From there, with a leap in time we get to 1997, to that image printed in the collective memory, of the collapse of the vault of the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, with its precious frescoes by Giotto. Three restorers lost their lives in that collapse, and for years it was feared that one of the most significant works of our medieval art had also been lost. Incredible progress has been made since 1966, unfortunately also thanks to the emergency situations that our country has suffered: from the earthquake in L’Aquila in 2009 to the flooding of the Cinque Terre in 2011 up to the recent earthquake in Central Italy. And our country was the first in the world to understand that saving art, our heritage, our history, is as important as saving human lives.

On Rai Movie ‘And then there’s Katherine’ – On RaiPlay ‘Special for me, or the less the better off’

“And then there’s Katherine”, broadcast tomorrow at 21.15 on Rai Movie, is the fruit of the imagination and personal experience of Mindy Kaling, interpreter of the character of Molly and screenwriter of the film. Actress, writer and producer, she made her way in the entertainment industry just like the other key character of the film, Katherine Newberry, breaking down many barriers: she was the first black woman to be recruited as writer of the hit sitcom “The Office”, to create her own show, “The Mindy Project”, and to sign two best sellers.c Katherine Newberry is a legend of American television. She is the only woman to host a thirty-year evening talk show, she has long since stopped questioning herself and despotically commands a staff of authors, all male, who she does not even deign to meet in person. But times change, ratings drop to the point of putting her own career at risk. Known for her coldness and veiled hatred of other women, she is advised by broadcaster executives to hire at least one woman on her all-male staff and make the show hip and fun again. To save appearances, Katherine, played excellently by Emma Thompson, accepts the request by hiring the first and only woman who shows up for the interview: Molly Patel, a young woman of Indian origins with no television experience, who grew up with the dream of become one day like her. Despite the initial distrust from colleagues and Katherine herself, Molly will prove to be an unexpected and precious resource, thanks to her frankness, her passion and her innate biting comedy.

Tomorrow the Teche Rai will report on RaiPlay one of the funniest adventures of Renzo Arbore on the small screen, the one “Special for me, that is, the less we are the better” which in 2005 enlivened the second Saturday evening of Rai Uno, enjoying such success (26% average share) to go from the four episodes initially planned to seventeen. Flanked by the actor Antonio Stornaiolo, Arbore improvised from week to week a sort of reunion between old friends, with a blatantly goliardic flavor, with lots of live music and a smiling rather than nostalgic gaze on the images of the presenter’s television past and his guests. Broadcast from 23 January to 4 June 2005, the program in fact saw the participation of old and new faces from the world of entertainment, including many former cronies of the landlord: Mariangela Melato, Lino Banfi, Roberto Benigni, Gigi Proietti, Carlo Verdone, Paolo Villaggio, Giorgio Bracardi, Mario Marenco… Alongside these big names, invited to chat at the tables in the studio, but also to perform on stage, from time to time Arbore offered musical performances by lesser-known artists, on a journey through genres ranging from swing to songwriting. In this joyful atmosphere, other historic members of the award-winning company ‘Antica Arboristeria’ could not be missing, from Marisa Laurito to Michele Mirabella, from Dario Salvatori to Cesare Gigli, to which were added the two piano talents of Stefano Bollani as regular guests and Leo DiSanfelice. ‘Speciale per me’ was signed by Arbore himself and, for television direction, by Riccardo Di Blasi, while among the authors there were also Ugo Porcelli, Giovanna Ciorciolini, Marco Molendini, Monica Nannini and Gegè Telesforo, the latter often present on stage together with the Italian Orchestra and the Swing Maniacs.

A reportage from Syria to Aleppo battered by 12 years of war and on its knees after the earthquake opens Tv7 broadcast tomorrow at midnight on Rai 1. And then, from Ukraine, the story of Vernydub, a football coach who, at the outbreak of the conflict . he returned from Portugal to enlist. The drama of Afghan women fleeing their country and welcomed by Don Ciotti’s Abele group will also be addressed. From China, the success story of an Italian entrepreneur. It’s still. the drought emergency in the Alps, a meeting with the kids from Nisida prison who inspired the Rai fiction ‘Mare fuori’, an interview with Gherardo Felloni, Roger Vivier’s creative director, and a report on Depeche Mode’s new album .