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The 1998 Chilean telethon (December 4-5, 1988) was the 15th version of the solidarity campaign conducted in Chile. The theme of this version was "We All Matter." Happily surpassing the target, raising CL$ 6,029,912,577 (Total at 00:57 on December 6, delivered at the National Stadium of Chile). the poster girl was Scarlett Barrientos. This edition was performed after 24 months without Telethon, because in December 1997 Chilean parliamentary elections were held.
As a curiosity, TVN had a strike during the buildup to the show. It was due to proposed salary reductions affecting all employees of the state channel. The strike caused Channel 13 to send their cameramen to cover the transmission with TVN cameras, otherwise it would have had to suspend nearly half of the show. Mario Kreutzberger, in an interview on Teletrece, thanked Channel 13 for carrying out this action. However, state television reached an agreement at 0:00 on December 6, 1998, almost when the Telethon was finished.
"Let me take this moment to give special thanks to Channel 13, not because I belong to Channel 13, but because Channel 13 at the last minute covered much of the transmission with equipment that if we had not had, we would have had to suspend nearly half the show for reasons everybody knows."
1998 Chilean telethon Wikipedia
In that year, 1998, it was a coincidence that just as Chile was making the 15th Telethon, in Mexico on the same day the 2nd edition of the Mexican Telethon was being made, with the famous artist and singer Lucero as leading entertainer. This permitted three contacts to be made between the two programs via satellite, these link-ups were made at 03:00, 11:30, and 18:30, Chile Summer Time (GMT-3), on December 5. During these links, both countries mutually dedicated songs of encouragement to motivate both the Chilean and the Mexican public, in addition the entertainers exchanged information about the progress of their collections. Illapu
Adrián y los Dados Negros
Chancho en Piedra
Los Bandoleros de Teno
Sandy y Papo
Raul Di Blasio
Marco Antonio Solís
CNN Carlos Nuñez
La Vicky y la Gaby
Jorge "Chino" Navarrete
Miss Telethon was held on 98, the candidates were:
Helvecia Viera as Rica Evangelista
Televisión Nacional de Chile
Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión