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  1. Controversial Songs Dropped From Sanremo

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italy's state-owned RAI TV has dropped plans for performances of two historic, yet controversial songs at the 61st edition of the country's flagship Sanremo Festival, which is due to run from Feb. 15 to 19. Its follows protests by a numb ...

  2. 'Father Of Italian TV' Mike Bongiorno Dies

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mike Bongiorno, "the father of Italian television" and a frequent presenter at the country's flagship Sanremo Song Festival, died in Montecarlo today (Sept. 8) of a heart attack. He was 85. Bongiorno was born to Italian immigrant pa ...

  3. Sanremo Fest Ratings Plunge

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Italy's flagship Sanremo festival is undergoing a ratings crisis. The annual show is broadcast live every evening over five nights in February, from 9.10pm to 12.30p.m. on the state-owned Rai Uno network. For the first half of the Monday, Feb ...

  4. Acts Unveiled For Italy's Sanremo

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pippo Baudo, artistic director of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival, has unveiled the names of the 20 competitors for the event's 57th edition, which will run from Feb. 27 to March 3. Baudo, a veteran TV presenter, announced the names li ...

  5. FIMI, RAI Reach Terms On Sanremo Fest

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI and state-owned television network RAI have signed a four-year agreement for the Sanremo Festival. As a result of the arrangement, members of FIMI will attend the 2005 editi Italian industry body FIMI and state-owned tel ...