15 December 2019 "Forty years of history that have left an indelible mark on public service. A television that, for the people of my generation, has marked unforgettable moments, has broadened horizons, opened windows on how to make information in Italy "But above all a story of public service that from December 15, 1979 has never stopped running and continues to run, often breaking down walls and barriers."

This was stated in a note by the Rai managing director, Fabrizio Salini, referring to the 'birthday' of Rai3, Tg3 and regional journalism.

"We are proud of all the people who made these first 40 years of a wonderful adventure possible," adds Salini.