The Chilean Miners Rescue
One Billion people around the world were glued to their TV sets, following the fate of 33 trapped Chilean miners and one remarkable rescue mission. One by one, the miners were carried in a capsule...up a long, dangerous, mine shaft to safety. It was a dramatic rescue mission, and once it was over, the miners quickly shot to fame. One miner - Edison Pena - even appeared on Letterman. Singing Elvis, of all things.
That was months ago now and the spotlight has since drifted away from the miners. But Jonathan Franklin has continued to follow their story. He is an American journalist who has lived in Chile for the past 16 years. He covered the initial collapse of the San Jose mine in Copiapo on August 5th and stayed until every last man reached the surface. He has had exclusive access to the miners - while they were trapped underground, and in the months since. Jonathan Franklin has a new book called, 33 Men: Inside The Miraculous Survival And Dramatic Rescue Of The Chilean Miners. He was in New York City.
This Day in History
On this day in 1875, the first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal.
Today, hockey fans in Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto can only dream of watching an organized indoor game.
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