It is a strong emotion that seized Leïla Kaddour-Boudadi this Sunday, November 20. At the end of her television news broadcast on France 2, the journalist paid tribute to Pascal Josèphe, former director of the antennas of TF1, France 2 or France 3, who died overnight at the age of 68 following a overwhelming disease. “There is news that we would like never to have to announce”she launched before saluting the memory of this great gentleman of television.
Forced to stop because of the emotion that strangles her, she continued all the same, the tremolos in her voice. “Former program director of France 2 and France 3. A great professional who helped launch many programs like ‘Taratata’, ‘Froufrou’. The President, Delphine Ernotte Cunci salutes this afternoon ‘a lord of public television’ He was 68 years old and we are thinking of his family, children and loved ones. This is the end of this edition. Thank you. Have a nice day“, she concluded, overcome by emotion.
Pascale Josèphe had distinguished himself as director of the antennas of TF1, La 5, France 2 and France 3, and had contributed to the launch of cult programs which marked French television such as “Droit de Response”, “Taratata”, “Le Cercle de Minuit”, “Froufrou”, “Bas les Masques” or the series “L’Instit”. For her part, the president of France Télévisions, Delphine Ernotte, had welcomed in a press release “the memory of a lord of public television who had made it his passion and always knew how to translate into action his lofty idea of public service with always a desire to be useful to all French people”.