Thursday, July 10, 2008

Adieu, PPDA

Patrick Poivre d'Arvor just signed off for the last time. He went out with class, citing Shakespeare. I wasn't sorry to see him go, but whenever a monument falls, it marks yet another step on our way to dusty death. For 20 years PPDA's career embraced all our yesterdays. His demise will not, however, mark the last syllable of recorded time. Harry Roselmack replaces him starting tomorrow. Then, at summer's end, Laurence Ferrari will brighten the screen. Diversity comes to TF1.


Ségolène Royal's apartment in Boulogne was burglarized--"sacked," she says--for a third time. She sees a French version of CREEP (the Committee to Re-Elect the President, responsible for Watergate in the US way back in the 70s) at work. Her accusation, made on national television, has triggered a furor.

The police investigating the affair report that the door to her apartment was not locked, the alarm system, though operational, was not engaged, and the computer was not touched.

If my apartment had been burglarized twice, I think I'd lock the door.