Silvio Berlusconi – Italy’s eternal comeback kid

Silvio Berlusconi – Italy’s eternal comeback kid

When right-wing nationalist Giorgia Meloni becomes Italy’s prime minister in 2022, Silvio Berlusconi will be almost 90 years old. But he is still the leader of his self-started, liberal-conservative party Forza Italia – which is part of the government coalition.

During his more than 60 years as a professional in an Italy where politics is often characterized by chaos, Berlusconi has, among other things, turned Milan into a major club and overturned the television culture of an entire country. In addition, he has been involved in countless lawsuits, played tricks with both Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel and given the expression bunga bunga a face. How did it happen?

In the episode, the writer and Italian connoisseur Anders Bergman and the documentary filmmaker Erik Gandini take part.

The episode was made by Studio Olga in the fall and winter of 2022

Program manager: Carl-Johan Ulvenäs
Episode creator: Alice Dadgostar
Producer: Carl-Johan Ulvenäs & Vendela Lundberg
Sound mix: Fredrik Nilsson

The clips in the episode are taken from Sveriges Radio, AP Archive, CNN, CBS, Corriere della Sera, the YouTube account AC Milan, RAI, BBC, VICE, Australian Today, Silvio Berlusconi’s Twitter

The books “The Italian” by Kristina Kappelin and “Berlusconi – the billionaire who shook the world” by Alan Friedman have been particularly helpful during the research work.


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