Alone, on the street, at the crack of dawn, Fiorello remembered Maurizio Costanzo with emotionjournalist, conductor, the master of Italian television, disappeared on the morning of Friday 24 February.
“Hi Maurizio, do you know that I’ve been thinking about this moment for three days since you left, that I’ve been thinking about what to say about you, without being banal, redundant or I don’t know… they’ve been talking about you for three days, they’re saying wonderful things about you, about the great man you were, about how you revolutionized the world of television and how you changed the lives of so many people who do this job, me first.And so I also wanted to try to be funny, because getting to know you I know how much you loved to laugh. And we had a good time. We did everything, we did The Blues Brothers, I made you do Portos of the Four Musketeers, we danced the cha cha cha, you played pretend saxophone; we had some funny things. We laughed at things that meant nothing to others, but we laughed at absurd things. And now I’m here to do a show, and today I want to do the funniest show of all, in your honor.”
Fiorello wanted to dedicate the preview of Long live Rai 2 on the notes of If by callingfamous song brought to success by Mina and written by Maurice Costanzo.
— Viva Rai 2 (@ViVaRai2Off) February 27, 2023