Special envoy and war, face of the TG2, conductor of the 1pm edition from 1997 to 2012. Sandro Petrone died at 66. Through the experience of the very first private radios Petrone had landed in journalism, had worked for newspapers and then from 1979 had arrived in Rai. As sent – first Italian to transmit from Kuwait former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Iraq, Lebanon, 9/11 attacks in the United States, 11 March attacks in Madrid, Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Libya – was also the first Italian journalist to cover major events using his own camera ( Gulf War, collapse of the USSR, War in Yugoslavia). Petrone had worked in correspondence offices in New York, London, Paris, Moscow.
The role of information
Those who make information – he claimed – at the service of citizens. Information is needed for people to live, to have a correct representation of the world in which they have to move. Cheating cards means cheating people’s lives. like a murder. Physical, not just ideological. To the passion of journalism he had joined that of music: I like to tell the stories of men and the stories that serve to denounce the abuses that threaten democracy. So for many years I was a songwriter for Neapolitan Power. When I still couldn’t be a journalist. And as a journalist, I continued to compose songs, especially during reports abroad, words driven by emotions that found no place in the television reports. Songs that others can sing. Music also helps keep people alive. Music life. And words in music, a common thread of existence.
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