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October 13th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Cheers & Tears in Chile: Join the Live Chat

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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. Diana, Amityville NY

    Thank you for letting us follow this wonderful event ( it was great to take a break from all the backbiting and negativity going on in Gov & political scene in the US).

    Hopefully our elected leaders (and candidates) are inspired to emulate the spectacular teamwork, cooperation and leadership demonstrated by miners.

    The miners have proven that extraordinary success can be achieved through collaboration, loyalty and solidarity.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  2. Nicole The Netherlands

    The last 24 hours have proved that the world can be a good place, when people work together for one goal.
    let's bring some more hope and peace to this planet, this earth we may walk and live on..

    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  3. Brian

    Hello Anderson

    Great coverage of this amazing feet in mining history. My wife and I were watching last night and the feelings we felt were unexplanable. I work underground and feel very safe every day I go down. I feel alittle safer knowing that we have 4 different mines all joined together all on 5 different levals. This is not possible at every mine but seeing this footage my wife asked me to find another job that doesn't take me to the belly of a man made hell.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  4. Monica Nemenz

    Does anybody know what these miners were mining??

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

    I have shed tears for each and every one of these Miners. This is a time in history that should NEVER EVER be FORGOTTEN! God Bless each these Miners and their families! ♥

    October 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  6. Donna

    God is Great!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm |
  7. kate

    Thank you, Anderson for your great work...God Bless you too!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  8. Judy Caicedo-Donnelly

    God has touched Chile and their people today. He was down in that mine with those 33 miners watching over them and protecting them until the time was right for them to be rescued. What a touching and emotional story this has been for the world. I am so excited for them and their families after their long ordeal!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  9. Dana Howard

    They need to send him back down; he forgot to turn off the lights

    October 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  10. mandy

    So excited and happy that all the miners ahve made it out safely and I am now watching the last rescue worker be pulled out!May God Bless them all and may their lives be filled with happiness now that they are freed from the mine.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  11. Laurie

    Several GOOD cries! As an American born in Sewell Chile tears filled with joy, pride and gratefulness! Today is a GREAT day! THanks for the excellent coverage CNN!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  12. David, Indiana

    @Karen MN Gets me a bit edgy watching the last rescuer being lifted through the tunnel.

    I'm glad you are staying with this too Anderson.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  13. Maria Paz

    @Debbie Newark DE indeed Manuel Gonzalez left the lights on because they are generated by batteries not electricity. Once the batteries are empty, the mine will be dark forever...
    Manuel Gonzalez is about to get out!! Viva Chile!!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  14. Cy (Montreal)

    CNN did a great service Glad to hear that American equipment was instrumental in drilling the hole.
    The USA can always be counted on to assist regardless of which country requires assistance.
    You have the appreciation of all mankind for your compassion.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  15. Emily

    @Darryl Gooch
    This must be very special for you to see.
    When that Team got together, do you think that they knew each others background? (that one knew something about medicine, and the different things that each could offer 'the entire team'?

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  16. Jacqueline, NY

    Big props to Gary> He must be extremely tired.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  17. Amy

    What joy this riveting story has brought to millions. And how nice it would be if the ratio of joyful/miserable news could be revamped. I hope the executives who determine what news is covered are paying attention.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  18. Nancy in Oregon

    Ha! Emily! I remember hearing that last night!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  19. margalita belhumeur

    i might not be from chile, but seing the kind of man that the president of chile appears to be, i have nothing but respect and a lot of admiration for the man. he has proven himself to be the real warm hearted people person that most countries most desperatetly need and deserve.i wish that the president from my motherland haiti would have the same respect and understandind for his people. the man deserves an honor and merit. may god continue to bless himfor his remaining days on this earth, and have mercy on his soul when he gets to the gates of heaven.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  20. Sherry, Kentucky

    It took 33 men to remind us of our humanity! God bless those who were involved.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  21. Joanne Bates Belke

    Our family is so happy and would like to extend our love and prayers to the miners and there families.We lost my dad in The Westray Mine Disaster in May 1992....along with 25 other wonderful men.God bless all the people who helped to bring these men home to us.Miracles like this make us believe if we have HOPE and LOVE we have everything...

    October 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  22. Linda

    Thank God! We can all sleep now! I have not slept for two days. Great job everyone!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  23. Steven

    One of the Miners said he saw God, devil during captivity??
    That sounds interesting. I know everyone is going to come out saying that he was delusional but for all we know he could be telling the truth. I wonder if the others saw the same thing.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  24. Dan

    Lights on, I wouldn't want to be when the bill arrives
    Great story and lesson for mankind, perhaps we should work together more often.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  25. Nancy in Oregon

    Doe Neal, I suspect miners are miner, the world around. So are rescue workers. The average citizen, no, probably not-the average miner, I bet so!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  26. Vinnie

    I watched from beginning till the last rescue worker. Great coverage. Your station should be commended.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  27. Venise

    Hi Anderson, I watch you all the time and I love you. In regards to the 33 miners in Chile, it is an absolute miracle and testimony of the power of God that they survived down there for 69 days and came out alive one by one. It is also a testament of the power of cooperation, coming together, love, support and hope without limits. Thank you for covering this so well. This story is needed at a time where you see so much greed, hatred, arrogance and evil in mankind. This is such an amazing story.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  28. Michigan Nancy

    With all of the bad news everynight how wonderful it is to not have only good news but GREAT news!! God bless all.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yay!!!!! Last one rescue worker came out!!!!! Thank god!:)

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  30. Onome Ako

    This is more than amazing and this is more than history being made. This is a living proof that God is good and great! Congratulations to the miners,rescuers and their families!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  31. SaraB

    The "smoke" was actually steam. The mine is much more humid than the surface, so excess humidity escapes through the shaft as steam.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  32. esther egharevba

    seeing the capsule desending to pick the last rescure work manuel gonzales ascending i could not help but to cry and say thank you jesus, if not for you they would have done notting. Esther Egharevba, Nigeria .

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  33. Trish

    @ jorge perez - you should be extremely proud. Chile stands tall these past months. I hope we across the world can learn from this – and believe in hope again.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  34. Izzy, Amsterdam

    What a movie this is gonna be..

    October 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  35. Malachi from Gibraltar

    What the world needs is more GOOD people like everyone who has helped, you are truly a prime example of what the world should be like. more concern about helping each other than hurting each other. I and millions of others are very proud of you. You shall always be remembered as the heroes of the 33.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  36. Liz

    Hero's... every last one of them... may there future be blessed

    October 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  37. Betty

    Steam was a natural escape coming up from 90 degrees below, to the colder evening air..
    . I stayed up laaaate last night until about the fifth one...it was a miracle..

    October 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  38. kate

    My heart is so full.... 24 hours of miracles....God Bless these miners, their families and everyone involved with the rescue....I am in tears. Humanity is good.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  39. Christine

    Thank God for bringing these men home safe and sound!!!! Viva Chile!!!!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  40. Ann

    Thanks for showing the rescue to the end – showing the rescuers coming out of the mine.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  41. Dan

    Absolutely Fabulous. Anderson, you are unbelieveably great.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  42. Karen

    This an amazing story. A story that will def. be remembered in many years to come.

    Fyi: Oakley made their glasses

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  43. Emily

    Nancy, it's like being at a Beach....what a HERO!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  44. Nancy in Oregon

    Exactly Tony....they've learned what dentist offices have learned!!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  45. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    A perfect departure!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  46. Sam

    Well done Manuel – the bravest of the brave!!!!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  47. Herb and Tom

    All out Finally it's great

    October 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  48. Cleo

    Just watched the last rescuer get in the Phoenix to leave that cave empty! God is so good. God bless Chile!

    October 13, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  49. steve

    turned out ok. what a great day. glad it all worked out.
    just saw some brave humans today.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  50. Marina

    We should have a world holiday;
    10-13 World Day of Hope.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
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