Posted by: Female Perspective | October 23, 2010

Chili’s New Celebrities

Over the last couple of months, the world has watched in shock as 32 coal miners were trapped in a mine in Chili.  People were entranced watching the videos that the miners were able to send out to family and friends and the fact that nobody had killed anyone yet.

Last week, those same 32 miners were finally released from their dark prison.  For hours upon hours, rescue workers sent a small cage down a tube to reach the miners and bring them back to safety.  All of the miners were safely returned to their families.

Now that the miners are back on the surface, they have become celebrities and news rooms are clamouring to talk to the miners.  These miners have gone from being simple working men to being wanted by Diane Sawyer, Oprah, and every other major news source in North America.  It must be incredibly nerve racking for these men who spent months underground.  They certainly do not have the necessary knowledge to navigate through this storm of publicity.  It is going to take a team of publicists to help these miners figure out how much publicity they are willing to endure.

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Responses

  1. great post! It is so funny how quickly people can enter into the spotlight. These poor minors went underground with normal lives and came out celebrities. That has to be nerve racking and extremely confusing. I completely agree with you a team of publicist would definitely need to be assembled to meet the needs of these minors. I know how much the world really routed for these men and really celebrate their return but don’t they deserve a bit of time to catch their breath and go back to some form of normalcy?

  2. I personally loved the story of these miners being set free. I agree that they will have to endure so much American news interviews. I’m sure that the hype will blow over very soon and they will get a chance to slip under the radar. There are only so many times you can interview someone about being trapped underground before the story becomes repetitive. However, something I am more interested in is hearing from the families of these men. I think what they walked through is just as painful, and their stories would be interesting to hear as they awaited the rescue of their fathers, husbands, and brothers. The family dynamic behind the men trapped in the mines is something that would be appealing to almost everyone.


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