Arrigo Petacco (7 August 1929 – 3 April 2018) was an Italian writer, historian and journalist. He was born in Castelnuovo Magra, Italy. He was special envoy, editor-in-chief and executive director of La Nazione and La Storia Illustrata, and author of the homonymous monthly television program on the RAI.
In 1983 he won the Saint Vincent award for journalism and in 2006 received the Capo d'Orlando prize even for journalism.
- from Arrigo Petacco's official site Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine (in Italian)
- È morto Arrigo Petacco. Giornalista e saggista, con la tv portò la Storia nelle case degli italiani (in Italian)