The Free Lance-Star Photography Department shares the stories behind the photos.
Without further interruption …
As I was watching the final Chilean miner being raised in the Phoenix capsule, I was appalled by the coverage of CNN. The on-air personalities at the time talked over the entire live feed. It grew worse as they continued to do so while the 33rd miner, Luis Urzua, spoke quietly and emotionally with Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera.
Now I don’t understand Spanish, but I do understand inflection, tone and emotion. I would have loved to have listened in while the two spoke after Urzua’s release, but it was ruined as the CNN crew continued to talk as if they had something more important to say.
CNN’s lack of journalistic sense led to the inspiration for this slideshow. It’s one more chance to take a look at this historic event from start to finish free from interruption.