11 February, 2009

Philip Meyer


Philip Meyer is a journalist (specifically columnist), writer, radio and television Frenchman born on 25 December 1947 in Germersheim, Rhineland-Palatinate.

After studies that lead to a doctorate in sociology in the field of psychiatry, Philippe Meyer spends ten years in research at the Center for Mental Health (1969-1973) then the Panel social functions (1973-1979). He refuses to enter the CNRS and prefers to turn to journalism. In the press he worked at L'Express (1980-1986) and then to Point and at the event on Thursday (1991-1994) and again at the Point (1994-2002).

On radio, he worked on the public Radio France since March 1982. There are many anime programs on France Culture, France Inter and France music, sometimes simultaneously and on a wide range of topics (music, songs, story ideas, decoded information, news and current events). These include:

Collisions (France Inter), from 1982 to 1989.

Allegro Serioso (France Culture), broadcast on Saturday at 18 am in the 50 years 1984-1995.

Free inquiry (France Culture), broadcast on Saturday at 18 am in the 50 years 1995-1998.

A daily (France Inter), broadcast at 7 am 45 between 1989 and 2000 (We live in a modern age and made progress rabies) from which it takes several books. It is also the portrait of the guest policy until October 1999.

The Public Spirit (France Culture) aired on Sunday morning between 11 and 12 hours since 1998.
The next time I'll sing (France Inter), released on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 11 hours since September 2000.

Weekly music program where he shared with his audience his passion and knowledge of the song into its margins.
. In the Sunday program, Philippe Meyer really the best of himself. The show begins with the song "hôn, that listeners are invited to suggest to the directors of the show, songs that we can not agree but it is not forbidden to laugh.. Follows a series of songs that illustrate a wide variety of theme: Italy, colors, crime, war, Paris, songs inspired by poems of Victor Hugo, hard behind your disco, songs that collect music so classic. Then: "two is better, the same song performed in two different versions. Finally, "tocada", a song from a composer or a performer who has enjoyed and deserves to be known.

On television he hosts a program devoted to classical music on M6 in 1987 (back when you want), then a hitch, on Arte. It is also a portrait for a few months (2000-2001) of the guest of the show the moment of truth where he developed his sense of form and talent of its pamphleteer.

Philippe Meyer also contributed to television documentaries including the famous De Nuremberg à Nuremberg directed by Frédéric Rossif which he wrote and recorded the text. Lecturer at Sciences Po since 1984, he first teaches the sociology of media and, since 1997, he leads a seminar in Paris, its history and contemporary urban problems.

Actor in movies and on television (in Ça commence aujourd'hui de Bertrand Tavernier, Picpus The Case of Jacques Fansten), Philippe Meyer wrote and performed on stage on a monologue humor (Talk played at the Théâtre Mouffetard in 1997 then at the Théâtre de la Ville in 1999). At the request of the City Theater, he wrote and performed a show of songs and texts devoted to Paris (Paris Grande, 2001, disc Harmonia Mundi, 2001 Chant du Monde) and a play on the theme of absence (the place of the heart (with view on the back), directed by Jean-Claude Penchenat).

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