Emmanuel de La Taille


October 28, 2021

Emmanuel de La Taille, born July 16, 1932 in Casablanca and died October 13, 2021 in Paris 8th district, is a journalist and television producer, known for his time on TF1 and considered the first television popularizer of the economy.


Emmanuel de La Taille is a descendant of the poet and playwright Jean de La Taille.


Emmanuel de La Taille is a media pioneer, renowned for his ability to make the most complex problems clear and intelligible. [Non-neutral] He began his career in 1960 during the Algerian War where he was responsible for the management of Information in Algiers during the upheavals preceding the independence of Algeria. AFP's first correspondent for European affairs in Brussels in 1962, he then became the great specialist on Europe. De Gaulle, who was fighting for France in Europe, will say of him: "At least he knows what he is talking about and we understand what he is saying about it". He entered television as head of the foreign service of the ORTF in 1965, at a time when there were still only two channels; Present on the air almost daily, he remains for a long time one of the most famous journalists of the French. For thirty years, he held the most diverse responsibilities at TF1, notably as special envoy to America and head of the economic service.


From 1978 to 1988, he produced with François de Closets and Alain Weiller the program L'Enjeu, the first general public economic magazine, followed from 1987 to 1994 by the weekly program Le Club de l'Enjeu on TF1, then by L 'International stake on TV5 Monde from 1994 to 1998. From the 2000s he worked at Omega TV sur le Net. In 2009, he received the Les Lauriers verte literary prize for journalistic work for all of his programs.


In 1986, he created the Press Club de France, of which he is honorary president. He worked for a long time at the European Institute of Leadership and chaired Iris initiative, an association with EDF for disabled children, at the origin of school life assistants. In 2000, he founded the Institute for Social Innovation and chairs the Réseau Enjeu.


He died on October 13, 2021 after being hit by a truck in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.


Emmanuel de La Taille, Family spirit and freedom of movement: The family, the first of the networks, Hugues de Chivré, 2012, 63 p. (ISBN 978-2-916043-50-0) Emmanuel de La Taille (Forest Book Prize 2017), Eternal life? : Short guide to the resurrection operation, Hugues de Chivré, 2017, 92 p. (ISBN 978-2-916043-95-1), Emmanuel de La Taille (Forest Book Prize 2017), 1940 - 2020 From wars to crises: A French journey, Hugues de Chivré, 2020, 256 p. (ISBN 979-1097407292)

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