Rai 3 is the third Rai television channel, of a generalist type, and offers programs dedicated to in-depth journalism and culture. It is also the channel that gives more space to Italian local autonomies (it is in fact the network that hosts the regional news programs).
The most successful programs are those dedicated to political analysis, like Cartabianca, or investigative journalism, like Mi manda Rai 3. Cultural programs such as GEO, Kilimanjaro and TGR Leonardo also record good ratings, while as regards pure entertainment the flagship program of the network is the famous soap Un posto al sole. The channel also hosts successful prime time broadcasts such as Che tempo che fa, hosted by Fabio Fazio.