Simple speech? Intervention on a single channel or multicast? The Elysee has considered several scenarios in recent days for a presidential speech. The channels got organized and stood ready while waiting for the choice of the head of state. After a weekend of reflection, Emmanuel Macron has decided: he will grant an interview to TF1 and France 2 this Wednesday, October 14, at 7:55 p.m. He will respond live from the Elysée to questions from Anne-Sophie Lapix and Gilles Bouleau, the owners of the evening newspapers of France 2 and TF1. The interview will be broadcast simultaneously on LCI, Franceinfo and TV5 Monde.
While the health situation is deteriorating, with the passage of Toulouse and Montpellier in the maximum alert zone, after Paris, Aix-Marseille, Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Lille and Guadeloupe, the President of the Republic will be questioned on this second wave of Covid-19, as well as on the economic situation of the country, also very affected by the coronavirus.
Live from Saint-Martin-Vésubie on October 7
This will be the second interview in a week. Last Wednesday, the Head of State responded live in the 20 Hours to journalists Marie Chantrait of TF1 and Jeff Wittenberg of France 2. But it was a single-thematic interview, carried out live from Saint-Martin -Vésubie, one of the villages in the Alpes-Maritimes affected by bad weather, to talk exclusively about the consequences of storm Alex.
On July 14, the president chose the original duo Léa Salamé / Gilles Bouleau for the return of the traditional interview. The Anne-Claire Coudray option was not retained, nor that of Laurent Delahousse. Just like Anne-Sophie Lapix, who was already on leave. After giving an interview to the regional press (including Le Parisien), the host of the Elysée had responded live to questions from journalists from TF1 and the public service, once the Champs-Elysées parade ended.
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During the entire confinement, Emmanuel Macron had preferred to speak during solemn speeches which broke historical hearing records, bringing together up to 36.7 million French people.