Ettore Bernabei, Italian television director and producer, Died at 95


Ettore Bernabei was born on May 16, 1921, and died on August 13, 2016.

He was an Italian television director and producer.

He started his career as editor in chief of a Florentine newspaper with Christian Democratic ties called the Giornale del Mattino.

Later, from 1956 to 1960, he was editor in chief of another Christian Democratic newspaper Il Popolo.

He was also a close friend and associate of five-time Prime Minister and important Christian Democrat Amintore Fanfani.

During 1961, Fanfani appointed Bernabei to be the Director General of Radio Audizioni Italiane (RAI), where he remained until 1974.

Ettore Bernabei took over RAI in the midst of an Italian Constitutional Court decision, renewing RAI’s monopoly over television broadcasting.

As the Director General, he furthered the tight grasp that the Christian Democratic party held over the broadcaster.

Ettore aim was to entertain and educate all viewers, while creating larger public support for the Christian Democratic.

From 1974 to 1991, he was the managing director and chairman of Italstat.

During 1991, with a group of Italian entrepreneurs, he started the television production company Lux Vide, which is famous for series such as The Bible and Jesus.

As of February 2007, he went on to serve on the advisory board for T-Systems Italia SpA.

During the year 1966, Ettore Bernabei was named Cavaliere di Gran Croce by President of the Italian Republic Giuseppe Saragat.

He died on August 13, 2016.

Ettore Bernabei passed away at 95 years old.