Chilean miners surface in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES: The 33 miners rescued from a Chilean mine after two months trapped underground arrived here Thursday, in a TV-network organized trip following the global media frenzy triggered by their ordeal.

The miners — whose exploits could reportedly be made into a movie by Brad Pitt’s production company — were to be shown round Hollywood and Beverly Hills as guests of global news channel Cable News Network (CNN).

“It is incredible for us to be here, and for my wife it is the first time she has travelled by plane,” one of the miners told. The men and five of those who rescued them last month will appear on a “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” to be held on Thanksgiving, next Thursday, November 25,.

The miners were the subject of a media bidding storm after their rescue in mid-October, following a record 69 days in an underground cavity at Chile’s remote San Jose mine in the Atacama desert.

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