Social Cohesion Days
II edition

26 - 27 - 28 May, 2016
Reggio Emilia

Lerner Gad

Lerner Gad


He’s one of the most respected journalists of Italian television, promoter and conductor of TV formats that shaped the history of the small screen. Born in Beirut to a Jewish family, he has worked for years with Radio Popolare before joining the editorial staff of L’Espresso. In the early nineties he began his television experience for Raitre channel by making two programs devoted to the North issue: “Deep North” and “Milan, Italy”. Called by Ezio Mauro in La Stampa as Deputy Director in 1993, later he works as a correspondent and columnist for the Corriere della Sera and Repubblica. Back to Rai TV with two editions of Pinocchio, in 2000 he was nominated as Tg1 director, but a few months later he resigned. In 2001 he participates in the foundation of La7. He directs the news, he condicts the program “Otto e mezzo” with Giuliano Ferrara, and for ten years he led every week the program “Infedele”, from 2002 to 2012. In the spring of 2013 he made, always on La7 Zeta, “The comedy of power”, before leaving it to the issuer he helped founding. He’s president of the editorial board of Laeffe, Feltrinelli Group channel. Today he writes for La Repubblica and Nigrizia. Among his books: “Workers” (Feltrinelli, 1987, reprinted in 2010); “Crusades. The hatred Millennium” (Rizzoli, 2000); “You are a bastard. Against the abuse of identities” (Feltrinelli, 2005); “Sparks. A history of wandering souls” (Feltrinelli 2009). As a journalist and intellectual is often called to discuss the main themes of actuality with particular attention to the religious conflicts in the Southern Mediterranean and on immigration issues.

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