The magazine 8:30 p.m. on Saturday“(Twitter), presented live by Laurent Delahousse just after the 8pm news on France 2, tells about an unprecedented moment in the life of a personality, behind the scenes of an event or a place belonging to collective history. Reports that reveal “the little story in the big one”, to leaf through like a family album. This new Season 3 issue of “8:30 p.m. Saturdays” takes a look tonight at two extraordinary politicians, Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel, whose careers both changed on November 22 …

The day when> The “Iron Lady” has fallen
On November 22, 1990, Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation, to everyone’s surprise. The “Iron Lady” was adored by some, hated by others. The one Mitterrand said“she has Marilyn’s mouth and Caligula’s eyes” left no one indifferent. The Thatcher era lasted eleven years and six months, a record for a British Prime Minister. And yet, it only took three days for her own camp to push her out … What happened? How did the inflexible Thatcher get overtaken and betrayed by his own? “8:30 p.m. on Saturday” tells the story of the day she was “knocked down”.

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And also, Merkel pop, Chirac hype …

News> Angela Merkel, a pop chancellor?
On November 22, 2005, just fifteen years ago, Angela Merkel, daughter of a pastor and a teacher, became Chancellor of Germany. Four terms later, she is one of the most powerful political figures in the world. In Germany, the one who is sometimes called the “Lady Teflon”, because she remains impassive in all circumstances, has even become a pop figure: we find her face or the famous gesture she makes with her hands, the diamond , on T-shirts or objects …

Bonus> How Jacques Chirac became a trendy figure
The photo of the former President of the Republic can be found on T-shirts, mugs or key rings. He has now become a trendy figure. And it all started with the show “Les Guignols de l’Info” …

> Replays of France Télévisions news magazines are available on the Franceinfo website and its mobile application (iOS & Android), “Magazines” section.

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