Pierre Lescure in 2012
July 2, 1945|
Pierre Lescure (born July 2, 1945), is a French journalist and television executive. He is best known for having found the French TV music show Les Enfants du rock broadcast on public television from 1981 to 1988 and for having led the French Canal+ channel from its creation in 1984 to 2002.
He is the son of François Lescure, French Resistance member and journalist for the French communist daily newspaper L'Humanité, and the grandson of Pierre de Lescure, founder of the publishing house Les Éditions de Minuit. He grew up in Choisy-le-Roi. He studied journalism at the Centre de formation des journalistes de Paris.
He became president of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
- Roche, François. "Lescure : « Au début de Canal +, nous faisions rire le Tout-Paris »", L'Expansion, December 17th, 1998
- "De nombreuses personnalités apportent leur soutien à François Hollande : la preuve en vidéos !", Socialist Party website, May 1st, 2012.
- Pierre Lescure officiellement à la tête du Festival de Cannes, Le Monde, 14 January 2014