Michel Droit, left, interviews Charles de Gaulle on April 10, 1969, in Paris, France. Photo: Michel Lipchitz.
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In his early years, Michel attended the École Massillon.
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Droit studied at the Faculté de Lettres de Paris, which was based at the Sorbonne.
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Michel attended the Paris Institute of Political Studies (commonly referred to as Sciences Po).
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Droit studied at the Lycée Voltaire.
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Michel attended the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.
Initially, Michel attended the École Massillon. Then, he studied at the Lycée Voltaire and Lycée Louis-le-Grand. Later in his lifetime, Droit studied at the Faculté de Lettres de Paris, which was based at the Sorbonne, and Paris Institute of Political Studies (commonly referred to as Sciences Po).
In 1944, during Michel's studies at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, he had to leave the educational establishment to join the French Resistance movement against the German Occupation during World War II. He acted as a radio correspondent, covering French army units in that war.
After the war, Droit reported from all around the world for French radio. In 1949, he joined a young team, preparing to produce television news, and began making short films and writing novels. In 1956, Michel started presenting the evening television news and thus became a well-known national figure.
In 1960, Michel became an editor of "Le Figaro Littéraire", a post he occupied for eleven years. It also was in the 1960's, that Droit was the preferred television interviewer of Charles de Gaulle. In addition, Michel also acted as editor-in-chief at the French state television organization and worked for the conservative newspaper "Le Figaro" for 20 years. Later, with the election of François Mitterrand, Droit resigned from all positions in radio and television.
In 1987, Droit was caught up in an affair of alleged corruption and was accused of defending the interests of a private radio company. After three years of political-judicial argument, he was cleared.
It's also worth mentioning, that during his career, Michel published numerous books, which include "Plus rien au monde", "De Lattre Maréchal de France", "Le Retour'', "La coupe est pleine", "L’Homme du destin" and many others. Moreover, he produced the film, entitled "Un Français Libre" (1972).
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Droit's political views were outspokenly conservative.
On March 6, 1980, Michel was made a member of the Academie francaise.
Despite being both highly praised and deeply despised during a long and distinguished career, Michel was always a courageous and determined person.
Michel married Janine (Bazin) Droit in 1947. Their marriage produced two children - Corinne and Eric, a photographer.