ABC Pre-empts The Whole Truth for Chilean Mine Rescue Coverage w/ initial footage

by on October 13, 2010

in Entertainment

Chile Miners Rescue Efforts

As Chile deals with and their heart-warming rescue of the miners who have been trapped underground for 10 weeks.  I was watching some Twitter feeds last night and obviously this was a very popular event to watch live.

ABC will be airing a special 20/20 episode called Miracle at the Mine, tonight, Wednesday, 10-13-10.  It will be replacing the floundering new series The Whole Truth.

Check out the press release below:


Airing Tonight, Wednesday, October 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 pm ET on ABC

Diane Sawyer will anchor “A Special Edition of 20/20: Miracle at the Mine,” airing tonight, Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 – 11:00 pm ET on ABC. The hour special will include the most up-to-date reporting from Bill Weir in Chile, as the Chilean miners ascend, one-by-one, to freedom from the underground chamber where they’ve been entombed for 10 long weeks. John Quiñones will report on the 69 day ordeal, which is the longest time ever for a successful rescue; Jeffrey Kofman, who was one of the first American news correspondents on the scene in August, will report on how Chile was able to engineer the inconceivable rescue; and Dr. Richard Besser will provide insights into the immediate and future health and psychological concerns facing the 33 miners.

The network’s coverage continues on a special edition of Nightline devoted to the Chilean mine recovery efforts with anchor Bill Weir reporting live from the scene in San Jose, Chile.

Check out some uploaded YouTube footage from various services after the break:  (I bet he’ll be looking for a nice, ventilated bathroom after this endeavor!)

That’s awesome.

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