De tú a tú

De tú a tú (From You to You) was a Spanish television program broadcast by Antena 3 from 1990 to 1993. It was presented by the journalist Nieves Herrero.

De tú a tú
GenreMagazine, container program [es]
Presented byNieves Herrero
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes100
Running time90 minutes
Original networkAntena 3
Original release25 June 1990 (1990-06-25) –
8 May 1993 (1993-05-08)


The show, originally co-presented by Jesús Cisneros [es], began its broadcasts in the form of a morning magazine, aired Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It included, like other shows broadcast in the same time slot, interviews, debates, musical performances, news, contests, and health tips by Bartolomé Beltrán [es].[1] It also featured television series such as La intrusa, General Hospital, and Peyton Place.[2]

Beginning on 26 February 1991, the show had a night edition, broadcast on Tuesdays, and premiered with an interview of Camilo José Cela.[3] A month later, the daily morning edition was canceled.

In the 1992–1993 season, the program was made over with the collaboration of Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Chumy Chúmez, and Alfonso Ussía [es] in a mini tertulia,[4] as well as Ángel Garó's humor.

Alcàsser Girls caseEdit

On 28 January 1993, De tú a tú was broadcast live from the Valencian town of Alcàsser, after the bodies of the girls Miriam García, Antonia Gómez, and Desirée Hernández, were found there. The presenter interviewed the grieving parents of García and Gómez, reaching a ratings share of 16% (twice its usual score).[5]

The broadcast ignited controversy,[6] eliciting numerous opinion articles in newspapers and magazines, letters to the editor,[7] and even books,[8] and opened a debate on the limits of journalistic ethics. The event marked a turning point in Herrero's career; in an interview she admitted that she came to consider leaving the journalistic profession in the face of the wave of criticism,[9] and years later she still recognized that it was the worst moment of her professional life.[10]


  1. ^ "La periodista Nieves Herrero, en las mañanas de Antena 3 TV" [The Journalist Nieves Herrero, on Mornings for Antena 3 TV]. El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 2 June 1990. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Nueva oferta veraniega en Antena 3 TV" [New Summer Offering on Antena 3 TV]. La Vanguardia Revista (in Spanish). 25 June 1990. p. 5. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Nieves Herrero entrevista a Gala en su nuevo espacio en Antena 3" [Nieves Herrero Interviews Gala on Her New Show on Antena 3]. El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 26 February 1991. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Antena 3 TV ultima la contratación de un nuevo equipo de colaboradores" [Antena 3 Completes the Hiring of a New Team of Collaborators]. El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 16 September 1992. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Los informativos de TVE copan los primeros puestos de audiencia de enero" [TVE News Shows Sweep the First Places in January Ratings]. El País (in Spanish). Madrid. 10 February 1993. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ Blasco, Popy (1 October 2013). Yo fui teen en los 90: Retrato de la generación que lo tuvo todo [I Was a Teen in the 90s: Portrait of the Generation that Had it All] (in Spanish). La Esfera de los Libros. ISBN 9788499709529. Retrieved 11 December 2018 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Morbo fácil" [Easy Morbidity]. El País (in Spanish). Barcelona. 13 February 1993. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ Erausquín, Manuel Alonso; García Matilla, Luis; Vázquez Freire, Miguel (2010). "Pólvora, sangre y piel" [Gunpowder, Blood, and Skin]. Teleniños públicos, teleniños privados [Public TV Children, Private TV Children] (in Spanish). Ediciones de la Torre. pp. 82–83. ISBN 9788479604547. Retrieved 11 December 2018 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Amela, Víctor M. (2 February 1993). "Quizá me equivoqué el día en que dedicí ser periodista" [Maybe I was Wrong the Day I Dedicated Myself to Being a Journalist]. La Vanguardia Revista (in Spanish). p. 5. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Encuentro digital con Nieves Herrero". El Mundo (in Spanish). 16 November 2001. Retrieved 11 December 2018.

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