Mario Monti (Photo: Burson-Marsteller Italia/Wiki Commons)
Mario Monti is starting work to form a new government to lead Italy out of its acute debt crisis which prompted the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The appointment of Monti, an ex-EU competition commissioner, was announced by Italy's president on Sunday.
Monti said he wanted to build "a future of dignity and hope" for Italy's children.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with Italian journalist Gianni Riotta about Monti's background.