After studies of History and Geography, Alain Gillot-Pétré begins a career from journalist of television in 1972. He is initially writer of foreign politics and takes part in the emissions 24 hours out of the 2 , then 24 hours out of the 1 Of 1975 with 1977, he is also critical arts person with France Inter.
Of 1981 with 1986, it is charged with the bulletin Météo televised on Antenne 2, while ensuring the chronicle weather of the daily newspaper Libération of 1982 1986. He thus celebrates his 2000e bulletin the December 17th 1984 on Antenne 2, at the side of Bernard Rapp.
Beginning 1986, it enters on the new private channel the Five to present to it a play, It is beautiful the life . The emission is a failure, it is laid off at the end of 8 months.
The June 16th 1998, whereas it presents its 8986e bulletin, it is victim of a faintness on line in front of more than 5 million televiewers. It will take again its activity later 4 months but does not appear any more but irregularly.
It would have to present the last bulletin of the year 1999 and New Year's day 2000 but its disease decided some differently. With 13:45, on Friday, December 31, 1999, it is Catherine Laborde which presents the bulletin of TF1, " It wished so much to be there to present this emission of the 31".
Alain Gillot-Pétré will have presented more than 9000 bulletins weather, writes 11 pounds and turned an episode of Maguy. He also sang a song: " Frequency météo"
With its death, which has occurred during the midnight supper of the December 31st 1999, its very many fans and televiewers will learn that he had suffered from a cancer for several years and knew itself condemned. The televiewers had decreed to him with five recoveries the trophy of the best presenter weather. " Gillot" during its long career had imposed a tone new and revolutionized the concept and the presentation of the newspaper weather. It in particular had introduced the novel methods of electronic imagery, like the satellite photograph, and had replaced the bulletin monocorde by the information and the enamelled narration of funny stories.
Alain Gillot-Pétré traversed also the world for the observation of the hurricanes and cyclones, within a group of nine people whom it had founded and whose members carried the nickname of a famous Cyclone. His was “Hugo”.
He is also the author of several works of Vulgarisation, like the Weather and his secrecies (1982), the good timetable (1984), Of the wind in the head (1989), and especially the charlatans of the Sky (1994). It forever agreed to reveal the origin of its passion for meteorology.
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