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Irena Dziedzic
Sylwia Irena Dziedzic (born on June 20, 1925 in Kołomyja, died November 5, 2018 in Warsaw) - Polish journalist and television presenter, creator of the first Polish talk show Tele-Echo (1956-1981).
Curriculum vitae
Her parents were Antoni Dziedzic and Aleksandra Zajączkowska. Before World War II, she was a student of a female elementary school, a foster child in the internatio of the Felicans at ul. Janowska in Lviv. After seizing the city, in September 1939 by the Red Army, she attended a coeducational secondary school (the so-called ten-year-old) in the former female gymnasium of the Sisters of Notre Dame at ul. Protectors 8. She graduated from the Matriculation in Krakow. She started her professional career in 1946 in Echo Krakowa as a deputy editor. Later, she worked briefly in the Wroclaw Polish Word. From 1948 in Warsaw, where initially she worked as a wire deputy in Głos Ludu, and then in Express Wieczorne (dispatches, departments: foreign and cultures). From 1952 in Polish Radio. From 1956 on TVP, where for 25 years (until April 1981) she ran a publicist and entertainment program Tele-Echo, in the years 1965-1968 she was also one of three people running the TV Journal. In the years 1977-1981 she was also the creator and manager of the cultural editorial office in Dziennik Telewizyjny. After a two-and-a-half-hour break, she ran, from October 1983 to September 1991, her next, original program Interviews Irena Dziedzic. In the years 1977-1980 she was the leader of the Festival of Intervention in Sopot. For 4 years (2002-2006), one could listen to her journalistic columns every week. Point of view in Program I of Polish Radio (in the program: Music and news). After a column in which she spoke about lustration, the cooperation was abandoned. She appeared in two films: Tomorrow's premiere (1962) and Fly-hunting (1969). She played herself in film and television productions, including The Civil War (1965), The Troublesome Guest (1971) and Rat (1995). She is the author of the book Teraz ja ... 99 questions to the interviewer (1992). The journalist was the wife (divorce) of engineer Janusz Bałaban. She lived in Warsaw. She was buried on January 14, 2019 at the forest cemetery in Laski .
The case of a lustration lie
On November 30, 2010, the Warsaw-Praga District Court considered her a lustration liar. In 2011, the Court of Appeal, at its request, quashed this judgment and referred the case for reconsideration. In October 2012, the same court found that her lustration declaration was true. The case was finally terminated by the Court of Appeal in Warsaw, which on March 25, 2013 dismissed the appeal of the IPN against the verdict of the first instance.
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