Italy'south RAI Below Fire for Mafia Interview but Host Defends

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 3:58 PM

Talk-show host Bruno Vespa defended his decision to keep Salvo Riina, son of Salvatore "Toto" Riina, on air Wednesday night. At the start of his favorite "Porta a Porta" show, Vespa told viewers that while the indicate might cause discomfort, "to fight the Mafia, which is still powerful and enjoys protection, you've to know it." The anti-mafia commission summoned RAI'south leadership for an urgent explanation Thursday.

Parliament'south anti-mafia commission has summoned executive from Italy'south state-run RAI television after it ran a prime-time interview with the son of Italy'south most notorious mobster.

Talk-show host Bruno Vespa defended his decision to keep Salvo Riina, son of Salvatore "Toto" Riina, on air Wednesday night. At the start of his favorite "Porta a Porta" show, Vespa told viewers that while the indicate might cause discomfort, "to fight the Mafia, which is still powerful and enjoys protection, you've to know it."

The anti-mafia commission summoned RAI'south leadership for an urgent explanation Thursday.

After years on the run, the elder Riina was captured in one thousand nine hundred ninety-third, convicted of several murders and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Thursday edition of "Porta a Porta" focused on the fight against the mob.

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