Georges Pernoud’s family announced his death on Monday at the age of 73. In “Culture Media”, Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, number 2 of France Televisions and director of antennas and programs, greeted the memory of the father of “Thalassa” and announced a tribute which will take place on Friday evening on the antenna of France 3 .
The father of Thalassa took off. Georges Pernoud died at the age of 73, as his family told AFP. France 3 will pay tribute to this emblematic figure of its antenna, which rocked the Friday evenings of many French people. Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, number 2 of France Télévisions and director of antennas and programs greeted the memory of Georges Pernoud at the microphone of Media Culture Monday morning. “It is an immense sadness for all of us and for all our audiences,” he explained.
Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez adds that France Télévisions “will pay him a special tribute on Friday evening on France 3, where he usually had an appointment with the French.” It is indeed on Friday evening that Thalassa has long been broadcast.
A protector of the oceans loved by the French
“Georges Pernoud was much more than a facilitator, he was a very charismatic and very passionate man,” he adds. “He shared with the French his passion for the sea for decades. He was a committed man who did more than beautiful images. He brought many values, such as the protection of the planet and the preservation of the oceans. He was deeply loved by the French. Millions of French people are a little orphan. ”
Geroges Pernoud launched the magazine Thalassa in 1975, before hosting it from 1980 to 2017, when he left the France 3 antenna.