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The Update: Chilean miners keeping busy above ground

The Chilean miners who survived a 69-day ordeal trapped in a caved-in gold and copper mine in Chile pose for a picture along with their relatives at the entrance of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on February 24, 2011 in Israel.
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The Chilean miners who survived a 69-day ordeal trapped in a caved-in gold and copper mine in Chile pose for a picture along with their relatives at the entrance of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on February 24, 2011 in Israel.

It has been nearly 10 months since the miraculous rescue of 33 men from deep inside a collapsed mine in northern Chile. People around the world were invested in their fate. They had been trapped underground for more than two months. After four different drilling attempts, they emerged with the world watching. In the days and weeks that followed, there were the obligatory public appearances -- on late-night TV, at sports appearances and awards shows. But where are they now? There have been reports of mental and physical illness of the miners. They have been courted by Hollywood. They are also trying to prevent future mining disasters in Chile. Jonathan Franklin, an investigative reporter based in Chile, had extensive access during the rescue operation. He joins us today to give us the latest.

It has been nearly 10 months since the miraculous rescue of 33 men from deep inside a collapsed mine in northern Chile. People around the world were invested in their fate. They had been trapped underground for more than two months. After four different drilling attempts, they emerged with the world watching. In the days and weeks that followed, there were the obligatory public appearances -- on late-night TV, at sports appearances and awards shows. But where are they now? There have been reports of mental and physical illness of the miners. They have been courted by Hollywood. They are also trying to prevent future mining disasters in Chile. Jonathan Franklin, an investigative reporter based in Chile, had extensive access during the rescue operation. He joins us today to give us the latest.

Guest:

Jonathan Franklin, Author, 33 MEN: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners; Award-winning investigative journalist; joins us from Santiago, Chile

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