Logo of TG1, since 2012
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of episodes||N/A|
|Running time||35 mins.|
|Original channel||Rai Uno|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV|
|Original run||September 10, 1952 – present|
TG1 (TeleGiornale 1) is the brand for Italian state-owned TV channel Rai 1's news programmes. They are shown domestically on Rai 1 and across the world on Raitalia, several times throughout the day. The journalist Mario Orfeo is the current editor-in-chief. It was launched in 1952 as simply Telegiornale, which was later renamed as TG1 in 1975-1976. From 1992-1993 it was named Telegiornale Uno before reverting to the TG1 name.
- 1 Programme format
- 2 Criticism and controversies
- 3 Opening Theme
- 4 Directors of TG1
- 5 Editions and Presenters
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The programme is generally presented by a single newsreader but with additional newsreaders for the sports. Most items will be made up of reports and are generally preceded and followed by the correspondent reporting live from the scene of the report. The programme is followed by a weather report known as Meteo and a financial news report, known as TG1 Economia.
Criticism and controversies
The Undersecretary to Communications Paolo Romani, member of The People of Freedom, in an interview with the newspaper Il Tempo, has defined that the TG1 "seems politically affiliate with the Centre-left".
However it is criticized by the newspaper la Repubblica for political bias in favour of The People of Freedom party and its leader Silvio Berlusconi, when the politician Antonio Di Pietro requested the dismissal of the editor in chief of TG1 Augusto Minzolini, comparing him to Emilio Fede, editor-in-chief of a newscast broadcated by one of the television channels personally owned by Silvio Berlusconi.
The theme song for the newscast is the most important part to signify the start of the news and its headlines of the day. This is done by an orchestra since its debut in 1952, although the arrangement has been modernised several times, most recently in 2010.
Directors of TG1
|Villy De Luca||1967–1976|
|Emilio Fede||1981–1982||ad interim|
|Albino Longhi||1993||ad interim|
|Clemente J. Mimun||2002–2006|
|Andrea Giubilo||2009||ad interim|
|Alberto Maccari||2011–2012||ad interim|
|Mario Orfeo||2012 –|
Editions and Presenters
Tg1 ore 06:30
From Monday to Friday at 6:30 (10 minutes). Presenters:
Tg1 ore 07:00
From Monday to Sunday at 07:00 (10 minutes). Presenters:
Tg1 Flash L.I.S.
From Monday to Friday at 07:30 (5 minutes). This edition is LIS. Presenters:
From Monday to Sunday at 08:00 (30 minutes). Presenters:
From Monday to Sunday at 09:30 (5 minutes). Weekend's editions are LIS. Presenters:
Tg1 ore 11:00
From Monday to Friday at 11:00 (5 minutes). Presenters:
Tg1 ore 13:30
From Monday to Sunday at 13:30 (30 minutes). Presenters:
Tg1 ore 17:00
From Monday to Sunday at 17:00 (10 minutes). Presenters:
TG1 ore 20:00
From Monday to Sunday at 20:00 (30 minutes). Presenters:
Tg1 60 Secondi
From Monday to Sunday at 23:00 nearly (1 minute). Presenters:
From Monday to Sunday at 1:00 (30 minutes). Presenters:
- "Romani: "In Rai non solo Santoro. Anche il Tg1 è a sinistra"" (in Italian). Il Tempo. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Silenzi, omissioni, mezze notizie il Patrizia-gate cancellato dai tg" (in Italian). la Repubblica. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Minzolini? Licenziarlo per giusta causa" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- http://www.tg1.rai.it/ (Italian)