Pierre Lescure

Pierre Lescure (born July 2, 1945), is a French journalist and television executive. He is best known for having founded the French TV music show Les Enfants du rock broadcast on public television from 1981 to 1988 and for having led the French Canal+ channel from its creation in 1984 to 2002.

Pierre Lescure
Pierre Lescure in 2012
Born (1945-07-02) July 2, 1945
Paris, France
OccupationTV presenter


He is the son of François Lescure, French Resistance member and journalist for the French communist daily newspaper L'Humanité, and the grandson of Pierre de Lescure, founder of the publishing house Les Éditions de Minuit. He grew up in Choisy-le-Roi. He studied journalism at the Centre de formation des journalistes de Paris.

He started his career at the radio station RTL, where he was reporter and news anchor from 1965 to 1968, and moved to RMC from 1968 to 1972.[1]

He started working in television as a news anchor of the evening news program of the French public network Antenne 2. In 1981, he created the TV music show Les Enfants du rock.

He supported the candidacy of François Hollande during the 2012 French presidential election,[2] and has led a mission about Culture and Media in his government.

He became president of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.[3]



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