6, 7, 8
|6, 7, 8|
First logo of the program
|Presented by||Orlando Barone
Eduardo Massa Alcántara
|Country of origin||Argentina|
|No. of seasons||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Diego Gvirtz|
|Producer(s)||Pensado Para Televisión|
|Original channel||Canal Siete|
|Original airing||6 April 2009|
Six in channel Seven at Eight, normally called 6, 7, 8, is an Argentine TV program broadcast by the government-run Channel 7 since 2009. Its name comes from the fact that in the beginning there were five members in the panel of the program, and its motto was you are the sixth one (the viewer), transmitting in Channel 7 at 08.00 pm.; abbreviating it so to "6, 7, 8". Late in 2009 the program was moved to 21:00, adding a new broadcasting for the Sundays around the midnight, and adding new guests panelists as well, thus making more than six members.
It was led by María Julia Oliván and a panel conformed by Orlando Barone, Carla Czudnowsky, Eduardo Cabito Massa Alcántara, Luciano Galende and Sandra Russo, besides a guest analyst who gives his opinion along the program. María Julia Oliván announced in an interview to the internet web site Television.com.ar that on January 28, 2010 it would be her last participation in the program. Thereafter her place was taken by Luciano Galende, and since the 2013 season by Carlos Barragán.
The program was nominated to the 2010 Martín Fierro Awards in the category Best Journalistic Program.
Criticism and controversy
On October 13, 2009 the program aired a video that had circulated in blogs. The anonymous video was recorded through a hidden camera, and it shows the journalist and columnist of newspaper La Nación, Carlos Pagni, in an alleged operation to publish false information for the purpose of damaging the oil company Repsol YPF. The diffusion of the video was questioned by the Partido Solidario deputy Carlos Heller who was a guest on the program that day, expressing his objection to the publication of anonymous films. The features of the video were criticised by the panelists after it was shown. According to an article in La Nación that was published the next day about the segment, "the presentation of the hidden camera, and the images of the hidden camera (cut, but carefully and professionally edited) don't show at any moment the columnist in situations that could corroborate the serious and injurious charges about corruption that are made in the video through printed boards and a voice-off".
In the video, there are appearances by other people who may represent Pagni, receiving money in return for newspaper articles. However, after the airing on October 13, Pagni received the support of the Argentine Journalism Forum (Foro del Periodismo Argentino) and other journalists.
YPF issued a complaint to investigate who recorded the video, and the veracity of the facts that are seen on it. They assured that "it is true that the video is anonymous and made in a more obscure way. However, it warns that it was a journalistic operation against us".
- Asteriscos.tv Seis, siete, ocho ¿y ahora a las nueve? (Spanish)
- 6, 7, 8 en TVPública.com.ar
- "678 es un programa de batalla cultural" (Spanish)
- Florencio Randazzo dijo que 678 "muestra una visión diferente a a la que tienen muchos medios" (Spanish)
- Clarin.com, «El programa que ataca a los medios críticos cuesta caro» (Spanish)
- La Nación.com, «Agravia Canal 7 a un columnista con un video anónimo» (Spanish)
- Cable en Minutouno (Spanish)
- “Igual hubo una operación”, por Raúl Kollmann (Spanish)