Queen Letizia’s full congratulations to ‘Weekly Report’: “I was only a summer substitute”

This Wednesday, March 29, the queen letizia intervened telematically at the 50th anniversary party of his beloved Weekly report, which was held at the Teatro Real in Madrid. This Saturday, on the occasion of the weekly broadcast of the program, they have issued the consort’s congratulations in full.

The emblematic space of the public chain is the same age as the queen, who turned 50 last September. Below is his full message. It lasts for 3 minutes and 19 seconds.

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How are they? I peek into their homes for a moment on this special Saturday to make a confession. I feel great professional and intellectual modesty for addressing you on this day when public television pays homage to Weekly report and to those who have written their history. I was only a summer substitute more than 20 years ago and I can only thank, congratulate all the professionals who for fifty years have helped us understand the world.

Weekly report it is more than the informative reference of the recent history of Spain. It is the calm look of a careful approach, the information contrasted in depth, with context, the explanation of our time.

In difficult years, this program contributed with serenity and confidence to the construction and consolidation of our democracy. His reports helped forge democratic values ​​and move us to public opinion. Since then, Weekly report He has not missed a single day from his appointment with Spanish society. The honesty and credibility that reports always seek obey the virtuous network formed by its filmmakers, producers, editors, cameras, journalists, reporters, those in the archives, image department, scriptwriters, technicians of all kinds.

To all those professional men and women, my thanks and that of a society that has become an adult under the spotlight Weekly report. In my case, I went on tiptoe and with the illusion of being able to see up close that newsroom that was always the dream of Information Science students. We all wanted to be reporters Weekly report.

I didn’t get it but at 50 years old Weekly report It was and is part of my life. And all of us, no matter how old we are, know what happens when we hear the tune that is going to happen next. We all evoke a moment that marked us in a special way and that Weekly report explained to us.

I’ve been watching the 10th, 20th, 30th anniversary specials. The story is there but it still makes me shudder one day in November 1985. She was a 13-year-old girl from Oviedo who at dinner time saw Weekly report with his family. Another girl appeared on the screen. She was my age. Her name was Omayra.

About to die and with water up to her neck, trapped in the mud after the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia. She spoke with shocking lucidity. Her gaze fixed on the camera of Evaristo Canete whom I had the opportunity to meet many years later and learn from him. That report that Ana Cristina Navarro and Norberto Sánchez also signed allowed me to discover the value of serious and rigorous journalism.

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Thanks to all of you who have formed and are part of Weekly report for going through five decades skirting difficulties, stopping the world for a while to understand it better. To understand it with time and often rowing against the current to give us every week the journalism that the Spain that we are deserves. Half a century of informative prestige at the service of a country that has grown with Weekly report. Congratulations and thank you.

It is not the first time that Felipe VI’s wife is reunited with this beloved information space this year. In the last edition of ARCO, at IFEMA (Madrid), in February, we saw the Asturian consort, accompanied by Don Felipe, visit the RTVE stand, where the space created in 1973 by Pedro Erquicia was present, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary .