60 Minutos

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60 Minutos
Genre News
Presented by Raúl Matas (1977–86)
Raquel Argandoña (1979–81)
Paulina Nin de Cardona (1982–87)
Pepe Abad (1975–80)
Juan Gullermo Vivado (1984–88)
Benjamín Palacios (1985–88)
Margot Kahl (1984–88)
Eduardo Cruz Johnson (1980–88)
Pamela Hodar (1985–88)
Country of origin Chile
Original language(s) Spanish
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Televisión Nacional de Chile
Original release 7 April 1975 – 4 April 1988
Chronology
Preceded by Telediario Nacional
Followed by TV Noticias

60 Minutos (English: 60 Minutes) was a Chilean TV newscast which aired on TVN during the military government of Augusto Pinochet between 1975 and 1988.[1]

The program was conceived as an attempt to "reunify the Chilean people"; however, the opposition dictatorship criticised it for the lack of independence. For that reason, viewers mainly opted to watch Canal 13's newscast Teletrece instead, as the content was perceived more open and independent than 60 Minutos's. At times bias reached substantial levels: a 1984 piece discussed "socialist" governments such as those of France and Spain under François Mitterrand and Felipe González in a negative light, focusing on their failure to tackle the industrial crisis of those nations at the time.

The program's most memorable broadcast was the live interview with Augusto Pinochet, immediately after his assassination attempt on 7 September 1986.

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