Alberto Matano breaks the silence and responds to Lorella Cuccarini's accusations after La Vita in Diretta
Alberto Matano replies to Lorella Cuccarini's accusations spread in a letter that became public a few hours after the last episode of La Vita in Diretta. After the end of the broadcast and his reconfirmation to run the Rai show (while Lorella will not be there), the journalist had chosen to remain silent. Now in an interview with Repubblica, weeks after the end of La Vita in Diretta, Matano has decided to answer his colleague.
As is known in a long letter Lorella had described the conductor as "male chauvinist" and "with an immense ego". Accusations that Matano has firmly rejected. “I don't know what machismo is – he clarified -. I did nothing but be a journalist. Yes, I did. If it means disrespecting someone, then I give up. Of all the things that could be invented, it is the most surreal. My mom is an Italian feminist historian, she was an equal opportunities councilor at Palazzo Chigi, I come from a very open family. I was sorry because I really don't know what male chauvinism is ”.
"As I did live, the last episode, I also thank Lorella now – added the presenter -. We didn't know each other, we suddenly found ourselves living an epochal experience. We also went ahead when the network asked us for more space, four hours, giving each other strength. Together we have done something useful: public service. I keep what's good, what we saw on the air is the truth – he concluded -. The best answer to any controversy and falsehood “.
From 7 September Alberto Matano will be on air again with La Vita in Diretta. At his side, however, there will not be Lorella Cuccarini, the presenter will still remain in Rai to carry out new projects. The first could be Lo Zecchino D’oro. “Stefano Coletta asked that the afternoon of Rai 1 become a journalistic story – revealed Matano -. The spectators of Rai 1, who could be my parents, are attentive and want to be informed at that time. The program will reflect me: I am chief author and chief editor, if it is bad it will be my fault. It will be built with the envoys, Roberto Poletti is part of the team. I will be able to count on Giovanna Botteri, on my colleagues on Tg1 and Rai News ”.