Italy's RAI Under Fire for Mafia Interview but Host Defends

April 7, 2016 12:47 PM

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Parliament's anti-mafia commission has summoned officials from Italy's state-run RAI television after it ran a prime-time interview with the son of Italy's most notorious mobster.

Talk-show host Bruno Vespa defended his decision to put Salvo Riina, son of Salvatore "Toto" Riina, on air Wednesday night. At the start of his popular "Porta a Porta" show, Vespa told viewers that while the show might cause discomfort, "to fight the Mafia, which is still powerful and enjoys protect...

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