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October 13th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Cheers & Tears in Chile: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, Chile's Camp Hope is living up to its name, and then some. Call it: Camp Success. All 33 miners are out.  Six rescue workers still need to be brought to the surface. We'll bring you live coverage from San Jose Mine where there have been a lot of cheers and happy tears over the past 22 hours.

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  1. CHRIS

    I remember where I was and what I was doing when man first landed on the moon. I remember where I was and what I was doing when Princess Dianna died. I have watched your coverage of the Chilean Miners sure that this is another of those moments that will be an indellible part of the fabric of my life. CNN News has been live streaming multi screen views to us here in Australia since the first resue worker stepped out of Fenix 2 until now when I finally exhaled and realized I had been holding my breath waiting for Fenix 2 to arrive and pick up that same first rescue worker. Well done everyone. 🙂

    October 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  2. Martha from Austin

    Thank you President Pinada for allowing us to share the emotion and reality of this situation. Thank you for allowing transparent media coverage. Thank you Anderson and Carl for superb coverage. I hope President Pinada's interview of the last miner and the Presidents's speech will be replayed and translated in full. Best to Chile.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  3. Lori

    I was nice spending this historic event with you! Good night.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  4. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.

    Great show tonight Anderson. Amazing coverage on this historical rescue of these brave miners. JOB WELL DONE BY ALL.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  5. Jake

    For what these miners did, they are the true heroes. President Sebastian summed it up perfectly when he said the world would never be the same. This accident gave me an idea to help to make mining more safe both here at home, and in Chile. Well done Chile in your rescue of these 33 brave souls and may God watch over yall everyday, Amen. Be safe.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  6. Karen

    33 miners
    33 days of drilling
    33rd week of the year they were found
    today's date : 10-13-10
    Pacific Northwest time the last rescuer
    opened the gate to freedom at 8:33 PM.
    God Bless everyone.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily,"Sounds like they really did think everything detail though."

    They acted professionally, they were able to come up with a plan and followed through with it.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
  8. Tammie

    The World and it's Leaders should take notice, Chile has given us an example on how to work together. So let's all work together to make the world a better place.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
  9. SarahB

    Anderson – I really want to tell you that I am so happy that you hosted the final moments of this rescue operation. Honestly, watching this coverage with any other host is painful, to say the least. It seems like you are the one and only reporter that is actually in tune with the audience and understands that people want to see and HEAR what is happening not listen to ridiculous commentary by reporters. You are truly an amazing journalist and I think I speak for all of America when I say that we love you and appreciate your true journalism.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  10. Lynn

    I cannot express how much I appreciate the wonderful coverage you all have shared with us...truly remarkable moments to be sure. I have been glued to the tv since the 1st rescue last night. What an amazing experience. I for one am going to appreciate life much more. The emotions felt and expressed through this entire event have been phenominal. God did win this round. Amen

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  11. Travis

    For those that don't belive in god, what happen in Chile proves that there is a God.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  12. Christine

    What a beautiful day in Chile!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night All! Anderson, it was a wonderful rescue coverages of the 33 miners. Thank You!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  14. Andreas Gschöpf Austria

    I am impressed very much from whole here.I wish all miners and familie and completely Chile everything good,god protect you everything.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  15. Nicole The Netherlands

    Thankyou CNN, Anderson, Gary, Karl, Patrick and everyone ivolved for these 24 + hours on CNN reporting
    Thankyou Chilean government for producing such amazing pictures.
    Thanks bloggers what a night again to be with you all.
    Sleep well everyone!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  16. Larry

    Anderson. Do you feel that all this attention will help restart the promised help from the U.S. and other countries that has reportedly ground to a hault? We promised, we should keep our word. Thanks Anderson

    October 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  17. Madeleine Adamec

    Thanks CNN for allowing us to witness this modern day miracle. We need to thank God for giving men the talents to devise this amazing recovery and the bravery and perseverance to carry it out. Nothing is impossible when men work together with God s help. Praise God. God bless all who were involved.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:56 pm |
  18. Paula, Colorado

    Your live coverage of the rescue in Chile has been very moving. It's great you've taken the time to show it unfolding in detail these past few nights.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:56 pm |
  19. Sue

    If someone's faith was waivering out there – THERE IS A GOD! This is the utmost definition of GRACE! I watched CNN all day – couldn't stop. The reporting of this was eloquent. Each touch from the family member to the newly rescued miner... I could almost feel each one. The eyes of the family member when the alarm went off; I think meaning that the capsule was near the ground... Each individual rescue will stand out in my mind... I appreciate the silence that was obtained (by the CNN reporter at that particular time) to respect the first sounds of the rescued miner when he came out of the capsule. It was the silence that spoke the loudest.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:55 pm |
  20. Emily

    This was one of the most moving thing I have ever seen. I was glued to my Tv. Praise God all 33 are out & alive. Great to see so many people working together. CNN did a great job & thire president is just awsome for staying untill it was all over.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:55 pm |
  21. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Libby, Starr & Bloggers!
    The reporting by Karl Penhaul & Gary Tuchman from Chile has been great!
    So glad this started & ended on AC360°. 🙂

    October 13, 2010 at 11:55 pm |
  22. Lynn Gonzalez

    Hi Anderson,
    I have watched all day and thanking God for a tremendous victory. But, I enjoyed watching even more once you were on. Your gift of compassion for people always is a blessing and makes your program so special. God Bless You and God Bless these men and their families.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm |
  23. Dana L. Forbes

    Dear Mr. Cooper, Being an avid Fox viewer, you now have a new viewer. This in regards to your coverage of the Chilean Miners being freed. You were the only broadcaster I could find who understood the power of allowing "quiet viewing" interspersed with concise recaps of the live action & live audio being displayed. Thank you for your intelligence and for using it. It sure beats the egos that need to hear themselves talk.
    Many thanks again, Dana L. Forbes

    October 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    This is most history in the world rescues 33 men from mines in Chile since 2 days now!!!!! 🙂 and Good night everyone!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  25. Grace T

    This amazing feat demonstrates the value most people in this world places on the GIFT OF LIFE. AMAZING!!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  26. Emily

    @PAULA,
    I can see in President Sebastian Pinera's eyes how sincere he is about what he has been telling the miners and rescuers. I think that he has done Chile proud.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  27. cecelia m. carmelo

    Anderson, I am so glad to see that so many people love you...really! I have never participated in "blogging" like this before; and to see how many people appreciate your coverage, regarding the miners & rescuers, like me (that my niece of 35 shared with me!). Please do not alter your views, your desire to follow thru (or pursue); report to the end, no matter how painful, or joyful a story ends!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  28. kathryn kochackis

    I thank God for the victory in this whole ordeal. I think the miners should all sign the capsule, have it go on tour, charge admission, and have proceeds go to the miners & their families. I would pay to see it. This is too amazing to just be put away. God bless our brothers in Chile.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  29. Paula Jo

    Sometimes, with the way the world is these days, a person can feel so isolated. Like nobody cares. Like nobody knows. Anderson Cooper and everyone at CNN helped us to see and feel the elation of a whole country, so far away. Thanks to their expert coverage and amazing technology, I feel connected...like my family just came out of that terrible, dark hole. I pray this feeling continues. Help your neighbor.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  30. Mary - PA

    WOW!! This was fantastic. Thank you for bringing such complete coverage of this event. The whole thing has been miraculous – the fact that all 33 survived; the fact that they survived this long; maintaining their faith, ealth, and hope; the technology that made all this possible; the way so many peoples, companies, and countries came together in an unselfish way just to help out; and especially the hope that it has given to the entire world. WOW!! This is only something that God could orchestrate – getting the whole world together for a good thing, and not another war. Thank you for bringing us continous coverage and the side stories that go with it.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  31. Brenda (Cape Canaveral Florida)

    Ditto to you Gail...I have wondered that very same thing all throughout this coverage. I seen Manual go in first last night and seen him come out last tonight....and the tears are still flowing....hoping that the entire World would unite in the manner that these wonderful people did. Kudos to the President of Chile and his wife. This has truly touched my heart in ways I never even imagined!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  32. Theresa

    What a Great day, all 33 miners rescued! This day will go done in history on 10-13-10. If you add those three numbers together it equals 33...for the 33 miners...amazing!! Great Job!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
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