Chilean Miners Arrive At LAX For Hollywood Tour

Group to tape CNN special after trapped 69 days in mine

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The 33 miners who spent 69 days trapped in a Chilean mine arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, embarking on a tour of Hollywood before they take part in the taping of a special for CNN.

The miners and five of their rescuers will appear on the “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” event, which will be held at the Shrine Auditorium and will air on Thanksgiving.

“The heroic efforts of the rescue of these miners was one of the most unifying and inspirational events of the year,” said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. “`CNN Heroes’ is a fitting way for CNN to honor these men and their rescuers.”

KNX 1070’s John Brooks Reports

After the miners landed at LAX on a flight from Atlanta, the men boarded buses and planned to take a tour of Hollywood.

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  • willblogforlols

    I think that cheating miner asked for a pat-down by a female agent.

  • lisa

    Correct name of man interviewed is Sam Finken, not Ginken.

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