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Everything is ready in the “Fabrizio Frizzi” television studios in Rome for the third episode of “Benedetta Primavera”, the variety show hosted by Loretta Goggi, flanked by Luca and Paolo, broadcast tomorrow at 21.25 on Rai 1. Almost three hours to go in company with the queen of the small screen who, during the programme, will deal with various topics related to music, TV and cinema. Guests of Loretta Goggi in this third episode will be big names of the seven known, such as Patty Pravo and Giorgia; of the small screen, like Mara Venier; of cinema, such as Giamparolo Morelli and Ilenia Pastorelli; of imitation, like Vincenzo De Lucia. And Flavio Insinna will not be missing. “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.

On March 24, 1944, the Patriotic Action Groups carried out a war action in Via Rasella, in Rome. In the attack on the column of the Polizeiregiment “Bozen” 33 German soldiers die. Over the next 24 hours, the Nazis quickly retaliated in some tunnels on the Via Ardeatina, killing 335 people. A tragic page reconstructed by Paolo Mieli and Professor Alessandro Portelli, with the contribution of Dr. Alessia Glielmi, on “Passato e Presente”, broadcast tomorrow at 1.15pm on Rai 3 and at 8.30pm on Rai Storia. The massacre will be remembered as “the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine”. On July 27, 1944, at the insistence of the victims’ families, the operations of exhumation, identification and burial of the victims’ bodies began, coordinated by Professor Attilio Ascarelli and Ugo Sorrentino, director of the School of Scientific Police in Rome. On 24 March 1949 the Mausoleum of the Fosse Ardeatine was inaugurated. In the afternoon – at 19.45 on Rai Storia – the dedicated appointment of “Viva la storia” is re-proposed. Starting from Via Rasella, where the partisan attack that killed 33 German soldiers took place, you arrive at the Historical Museum of the Liberation of Via Tasso which in 1944 was a prison where political opponents and Jews were imprisoned. On the walls of Palazzo Tittoni, in that same street, the holes caused by German bullets are still visible which, once they heard the explosion, fired into the air believing that the attack came from the upper floors of the buildings.

Murders, torture, illegal detentions, enforced disappearances. The traces of the military dictatorship that dominated Argentina from 1976 to 1983 lead to Italy, to small towns in the lower Emilia region where criminals accused of having been an active part of Jorge Raphael Videla’s repressive apparatus are hiding, managers of clandestine torture centers and extermination, where an entire generation of students, trade unionists, political opponents were detained and interrogated and then disappeared into thin air. Spotlight airs exceptionally tomorrow with an investigation into the traces of the torturers, reconstructs war crimes and collects the unpublished testimonies of the victims and their families. The hearings in the trial of former Uruguayan Navy intelligence officer Jorge Troccoli in the Rebibbia bunker courtroom in Rome, where the strategies of the Condor plan are retraced, which saw Latin America’s intelligence and armed forces ally with the complicity of the United States to stifle any political opposition. The stories of the children of the thirty thousand disappeared and the interviews with those who are looking for their identity in Italy today, the family from which he was taken away, the children who were stolen from him. Spotlight’s international journey brings together the voices of Italy, Argentina and Uruguay, pulling the threads of the investigations by the Federal Prosecutor of Buenos Aires and those of memory, to piece together a truth that justice is still searching for . Some parts of the investigation will be anticipated tomorrow, the day of the anniversary of the coup d’état and ‘Remembrance Day’ in Argentina, in a special episode of Spotlive, hosted by Giulia Bosetti, with connections from Buenos Aires and live testimony. Spotlight “The escape of the Condor. The torturers of the disappeared hidden in Italy” by Giulia Bosetti will be broadcast on Saturday 25 March at 18.30, Sunday 26 March at 9.30 and 20.30, Wednesday 29 March at 20.30 on Rainews24.

On Rai Storia ‘An ambulance at the front’ – on Rai5 ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’

The extraordinary story of the American Field Service: reconstructed by the special “An ambulance at the front” broadcast tomorrow at 10.10 pm on Rai Storia. The voluntary ambulance service was born a few months after the outbreak of the First World War. An organization created by the Americans to help France. An adventure that began aboard ambulances driven by young volunteers, in a Europe overwhelmed by the Great War. The mind of the organization is Abram Piatt Andrew, professor of economics at Harvard, who embarked for France in December 1914, who wrote as follows: “It is the possibility of having a part, albeit infinitesimal, in one of the greatest events of history; to be of some help in a serious emergency situation; to be able to witness some of the most serious and important events and, above all, to give my little bit for France”. In March 1915 Andrew became Inspector General of the Field Service of the American Hospital and entered into an agreement with General Joseph Doumenc, director of the “Services automobiles” of the French army. For the first time in history, a relief organization from a neutral country is working closely with a belligerent army at the front. From that moment on, American ambulances were sent along the entire western front: in Alsace, in Lorraine, in Flanders. The ambulance is a Ford Model T transformed into an emergency vehicle with a wooden platform instead of seats that can carry up to six seated injured people or three stretchers for the most serious cases. They call her Tin Lizzie, Tin Lizard. Because it’s agile and snappy like a lizard. It’s easy to drive, consumes little fuel and when it ends up in the mud or in a hole it comes out in a flash, because it’s light, it’s made of tin. “Another cute nickname of the Ford T was the “goat” because the French, amazed by the ability of the cars that climbed the mountainous paths of Alsace, had affectionately renamed them exactly like this: the goats!” recalls Francesco Tissoni, of the University of Milan. Through the letters, diaries and memoirs of the ambulance workers, a story of courage and great ideals of the organization that still operates today and is known in Italy as Intercultura. “The fact that the person who was sitting next to you in the ambulance could suddenly be hit by a machine gun and die next to you while you continued driving, these episodes are told with extreme simplicity but also give us the idea of ​​crudeness experience” comments Roberto Ruffino, Intercultura General Secretary.

Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe pays tribute to one of grunge’s iconic bands, Pearl Jam, in “Pearl Jam Twenty”, broadcast tomorrow at 11.15pm on Rai 5. The film documents Pearl Jam’s rise, starting from the implosion of Mother Love Bone – first incarnation of the band until the premature death of frontman Andrew Wood – until the battle against the multinational Ticketmaster in favor of free music accessible to all. Cameron Crowe’s narration hosts contributions from Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Dave Grohl, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Dave Grohl, Johnny Ramone, Marvin Gaye. And there is no shortage of unreleased archive material from the dawn of grunge in Seattle, when Nirvana and Soundgarden played in garages for an audience of a few friends.

A story of the Farnesina Collection, which with over four hundred works offers a broad overview of Italian art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with elements that make it a unique collection in the world: proposed by Alessandro Perozzi’s “The diplomacy of art”, broadcast tomorrow at 19.35 on Rai 5. In 2019, the Farnesina Collection celebrated its official launch twenty years ago. It is a very particular collection, the result of a close collaboration with artists, their heirs, foundations or galleries who lend their works with a free loan contract. But the Farnesina is also a place visited by an exceptional public: foreign Heads of State, Ambassadors, representatives of the major Italian and international institutions, who are welcomed into a prestigious environment, furnished with marvelous examples of the most recent Italian artistic production, which it is also an extraordinary vehicle for promoting Italy. A documentary told through the words of the artists themselves, from the great names of contemporary Italian art such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mimmo Jodice, Giosetta Fioroni, to the younger ones such as Pietro Ruffo, Davide Monaldi, Elena Bellantoni, Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico.

On Rai3 ‘The Anti-Mafia Investigation Department’ at ‘Quante Storie’ – On Rai Radio 3 ‘One million more in Canada’

Commissioned by Giovanni Falcone and inaugurated in 1991, the Anti-Mafia Investigation Directorate is a fundamental institution in the fight against organized crime which is, however, little told. “Quante Storie”, broadcast tomorrow at 12.45 on Rai 3, will make a journey inside the Dia thanks to the presence in the studio of Maurizio Vallone, who has been at its top for two and a half years, and the writer Diana Ligorio, who will tell Giorgio Zanchini the invisible life of a group of agents, animated by a very strong sense of justice and therefore willing to sacrifice every aspect of their private life.

Canada’s population grew by more than one million people for the first time last year, the government says, when Canada also recorded its highest annual population growth rate since 1957 (+2.7%). The increase was in part fueled by government efforts to recruit migrants to the country to ease labor shortages, Statistics Canada said, reiterating that the country also depends on migration to counter an aging population. Luigi Spinola will talk about it on “Radio3 Mondo”, broadcast tomorrow at 11 on Rai Radio3, together with Alfonso Giordano, professor of Population, Environment and Sustainability at Luiss.

In the latest episode of “Under Italy”, broadcast tomorrow at 20.25 on Rai 5, the archaeologist Darius Arya will enter under the lake that no longer exists: Lake Fucino, in Abruzzo – the third largest lake in Italy until 1800 – definitively drained by Alessandro Torlonia after the first attempt by the ancient Romans. But Abruzzo is also the region where the largest underground laboratories in the world are found, the Gran Sasso National Laboratories, the natural caves that were used in the Paleolithic by the first men who inhabited these lands, the panoramic views of Campo Imperatore.