Tonight the Canale 5 schedule changes: Mediaset pays homage to Maurizio Costanzo with a special episode.
This eveningAugust 28, the schedule of the first evening of Channel 5 will undergo changes. Mediaset has chosen to honor the memory of Maurizio Costanzo, who passed away on February 24, 2023. The well-known conductor, the one who introduced the concept of talk show in Italy, would have celebrated his 85th birthday today. Here’s what’s on the schedule.
“Canale 5 remembers Maurizio Costanzo who would have turned 85 today. Tonight In prime time the episode of the event, broadcast in 2001, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Maurizio Costanzo Show“, reads the Mediaset press release. Tonight the company’s flagship network should have aired a repeat episode of Scherzi a parte.
During the evening broadcast in December 2001, numerous guests from the entertainment world took to the stage. Among them were personalities such as Nancy Brilli, Raimondo Vianello and Gino Paoli. The latter performed the song Il cielo in una stanza, dedicated by Costanzo to Maria De Filippi.
Well-known exponents of Italian journalism were also present on the stage, including Enrico Mentana, Bruno Vespa, Emilio Fede and Gad Lerner.
Maurizio Costanzo died on February 24, 2023, the cause of death was attributed to post-operative complications, the immune system would not have held up after a colon operation.