|born on||26 January 1935 at 16:25 (= 4:25 PM )|
|Place||Rome, Italy, 41n54, 12e29|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°46' 22°01 Asc. 26°39'|
Italian journalist, writer and TV host. He was also a member of the European Parliament in 1994–1999 for the Democratic Party of the Left.
Augias became popular in Italy as host of several shows dealing with mysteries and cases of the past, such as "Telefono giallo" and "Enigma." His current show is "Le storie. Diario italiano," aired in the morning by Rai 3.
As a writer, Augias published a series of crime novels set in the early 20th century. His other works include several essays about peculiar features of the world's most important cities: "I segreti di" ("The Secrets of...") Rome, Paris, New York and London. In 2006, in collaboration with scholar Mauro Pesce, he published a work dealing with the gospel's description of the life of Jesus ("Inchiesta su Gesù"), which became a bestseller in Italy. The book elicited many reactions, for example Pietro Ciavarella and Valerio Bernardi wrote "Risposta a Inchiesta su Gesù," aiming to provide 'informed and constructive apologetics'.
As a journalist, Augias worked for La Repubblica, L'Espresso and Panorama. He has also been a playwright.
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, p. 8.
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Atheist
- Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (Crime fiction)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script