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Starring See Presenters
Country of origin Italy
Original language(s) Italian
No. of episodes N/A
Running time 30 mins.
Original network Rai 3
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release December 15, 1979 – present
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TG3 (TeleGiornale 3) is the brand for Italian state-owned TV channel Rai Tre's news programmes. They are shown domestically and across the Europe on Rai Tre. The newscasts are aired from Rai's Studios in Saxa Rubra, Rome, Italy, except for the 12 pm edition which is broadcast from Milan The head-journalist of the show is Bianca Berlinguer until August 3, 2016, replaced by Luca Mazzà from August 4, 2016. It was launched in 1979, and was named T3 (Telegiornale 3) from 1999 to 2000.

Directors of the TG3[edit]

Name Period
Biagio Agnes December 15, 1979 – September 14, 1980
Luca Di Schiena September 15, 1980 – May 31, 1987
Sandro Curzi 1º june 1987 – 1º august 1993
Andrea Giubilo August 2, 1993 – September 11, 1994
Daniela Brancati September 12, 1994 – May 7, 1995
Italo Moretti May 8, 1995 – April 28, 1996
Lucia Annunziata April 29, 1996 – May 18, 1997
Nuccio Fava May 19, 1997 – May 3, 1998
Ennio Chiodi May 4, 1998 – April 2, 2000
Nino Rizzo Nervo April 3, 2000 – June 3, 2001
Antonio Di Bella* June 4, 2001 – September 30, 2009
Bianca Berlinguer 1º october 2009 – August 5, 2016
Luca Mazzà dal August 6, 2016

Note: the names highlighted in blue concern the directors who, in addition to directing the TG3, also directed the TGR.

Programme format[edit]

The programme is generally presented by a single newsreader 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.

Daily programme[edit]

They are also other features with TG3 brand, all on Rai Tre:

  • GT Ragazzi (devoted to a youth audiences, aired on Rai Gulp.

Criticism and controversies[edit]

The Undersecretary to Communications Paolo Romani, member of The People of Freedom, in an interview with the newspaper Il Tempo, has defined that the TG3 "is politically affiliate with the Leftists".[1]


TG3 Linea Notte[edit]

This is aired from Monday to Friday at 00:00 (58 minutes), summer editions are known as TG3 Linea Notte Estate which airs between 23:00 and 23:30. Presenters:

  • Maurizio Mannoni
  • Bianca Berlinguer
  • Giuliano Giubilei

TG3 Flash Half evening and Night[edit]

This is aired on Saturday and Sunday, between 23:00 and 00:00 (7–10 minutes).

  • Tindara Caccetta

TG3 Agenda del mondo[edit]

This is aired only on Sunday at around 1:00am (about 13 minutes). Presenters:

TG3 Fuori linea[edit]

This is aired only on Sunday at 12:10pm (about 12 minutes). Presenters:

  • Luciana Parisi

TG3 ore 12:00[edit]

TG3 Fuori TG[edit]

This is aired from Monday to Friday at 12:25 (19–20 minutes). Presenters:

  • Maria Rosaria De Medici

TG3 ore 14:20[edit]

This is aired from Monday to Sunday at 14:20, weekends at 14:25 (16–28 minutes). Presenters:

TG3 LIS[edit]

This is aired from Monday to Friday at 15:05,weekends are aired at 15:00 (2–3 minutes). Presenters:

  • Tatiana Lisanti (Conductor)
  • Mariella Venditti (Conductor)
  • Maria Rosaria Marano (LIS interpreter)
  • Maria Cristina Cuccurullo (LIS interpreter)

TG3 ore 19:00[edit]

This airs from Monday to Sunday at 19:00 (30–32 minutes). Presenters:

Speciale TG3[edit]

This airs only a few times a year or even none (2–108 minutes). This focus on the major stories that the world is talking about. Presenters:

  • Bianca Berlinguer


The Tg3 offers both internet and TV content on the web. The Internet Editorial Board is made up of Giancarlo Agostinelli, Riccardo Corbò, Pasquale Martello and Alfredo Trenca. He deals with the multimedia contents of the header. It cares for the site that offers the ability to see the Tg3 live while working on the PC; Makes it possible to review the newscast immediately after the broadcast; Allows you to review every single service. Allows you to browse the Tg3 archive and headings. It puts online images, interviews and exclusive services that you can only see on the headline website. It makes it possible to interact with the editorial team and create a community of active information users of the Tg3 that goes beyond the airtime and constitutes an always open channel.

The exclusive rubrics for the web:

  • Tg3 Tech
  • Tg3 Tech Books
  • Tg3 Comics
  • Tg3 Ludus
  • Tg3 La Vignetta
  • Tg3 Videochat

The Facebook page of the Tg3 is constantly updated by the editorial staff, with news videos, polls, exclusive articles and interactions with public comments


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Romani: "In Rai non solo Santoro. Anche il Tg1 è a sinistra"" (in Italian). Il Tempo. January 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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