Philippe Bouvard, the 90-year-and-a-half, still do not want to combine the expression "retire" to the present. Entered in 1965 to RTL (at the time Radio Luxembourg) to give it a parisian Chronicle, he has covered in 1977 on the baptismal font The Big Heads, an appointment, mythical which he assured the presentation until the summer of 2014 the date on which he left his throne to Laurent Ruquier. Since August 30 of the same year, he answered the questions of listeners on the weekend (and then Sundays only from 2017) in Hello Bouvard. The show will not find its place in September, but the reporter re-enlist for a fifty-sixth (56th yes !) season on RTL with two columns of three good minutes in the early morning of Saturday and Sunday of the resort. Of the interventions that he recorded from his apartment in Cannes, where he now resides continuously. In 2016, it was dispersed at auction of her memorabilia, furniture, paintings and knick-knacks piled up for 30 years in her private hotel in the 17th arrondissement of paris.
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the Last of the founding fathers
This comforted (a little) his readers of the weekend that will have to do without his column of last page in The Figaro Magazine. After 40 years without interruption (it is, with Maurice Beaudoin, the last of the fathers founders of the journal envisioned by Robert Hersant and Louis Pauwels in 1978), it is gently pushed out. End of the festivities in the issue of Friday 10 July. But don't count on Bouvard to whine. It has already put itself in the hunt for a new collaboration... Convinced from childhood that he was going to die young, it has continued to expand operations and to drown in the work in order to live fully before winning his paradise. But now, decades have passed and, now the great-grand-father, Bouvard is no exception to his good habits. He cultivates neither her rose nor her secret garden. He prefers the culture of the right words, maxims, and short sentences. Passion of info, he turns on his transistor just woke up and is one of the most loyal viewers of the news channels permanent. Still, good foot good eye, the dean of the French media has a press card since January 1953...