60 years of career for Michel Drucker and a familiar tribute from Emmanuel Macron

14 April 2024 / Interviews

This Saturday, April 13, the program “C l'hebdo” celebrated a major event: the 60 years of career of Michel Drucker, an emblematic figure of French television. On this occasion, the President of the Republic sent a video message to the screen veteran, highlighting his exceptional contribution to the French media landscape.

In a three-piece suit, the head of state recalled Michel Drucker's beginnings as a sports journalist, even covering the Olympic Games six decades ago. In a relaxed atmosphere, the president addressed the host on familiar terms, thus emphasizing the closeness between the two men. Michel Drucker, for his part, shared a moment from their first meeting where they also spoke informally, the presenter joking about the fact that he could have been the president's father.

Beyond celebrating his past achievements, President Macron also addressed Drucker's future plans. He shared his secret to longevity, evoking passion, strong mind and desire to last, despite recent health problems requiring two open heart operations. Nicknamed “Terminator” at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital, Michel Drucker embodies resilience and determination to pursue his passion without knowing the word “retirement”.

Through six decades of cult programs like “Vivement Dimanche”, Michel Drucker left his mark on the minds and Sunday afternoons of the French, discovering and highlighting numerous talents from the musical and artistic scene, from Dalida to Johnny Hallyday. His legacy in the French audiovisual industry is undeniable, and his future projects promise to continue to inspire and entertain viewers for years to come.