or


[09/26/11 - 07:09 AM]
Chilean Mine Rescue Premieres Thursday, October 13 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
The one-hour special features never-before-seen footage and interviews with the miners.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

THE ULTIMATE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND RESILIENCE...

CHILEAN MINE RESCUE PREMIERES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

One-Hour Special Premiering One Year To The Day Of the Remarkable Rescue Of 33 Trapped Miners Features Never-Before-Seen Footage And Interviews With The Miners

New York, September 26, 2011 - It was the agonizing fight for survival by thirty-three men that captivated the entire world. Underground, it is a story of starvation, despair and danger around every turn. Above ground, it is a race against time by an international team as they re-invent mine rescue in real time to get the men out. Told by those who lived through it, CHILEAN MINE RESCUE premieres Thursday, October 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel, one year to the day of the historical rescue of the 33 miners trapped under half a mile of rock at the San Jose, Chile mine.

During late summer of 2010, the world became riveted by a life and death drama that gripped the imagination and called upon astonishing feats of engineering science and human endurance. Since we began extracting minerals from the Earth, these types of subterranean ordeals have many times ended tragically. But, in this case, the story evolved in a way that was inspiring, and ultimately triumphant. CHILEAN MINE RESCUE goes behind the headlines to examine not just what happened during those 68 remarkable days, but how and why. Combining first person accounts, compelling footage of the trapped miners, 3-D animation and dramatic recreations, Smithsonian Channel tells the story behind the extraordinary rescue of "Los 33."

The miners were buried deeper, and would need to survive underground longer than in any previous rescue attempt. Only a handful of people in the entire world have the tools and skill to attempt an extraction of men entombed half a mile below the surface. Despite the odds, Chilean Minister of Mining Laurence Golbourne galvanized an international rescue effort, with teams from Australia, South Africa, and the United States, the cost of which was estimated at $20 million dollars.

Interviews show the families' joy at the miners' return, and the changes faced by men who are now - one year after the rescue - international celebrities.

The film was produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine", on view at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History until May 2012.

ABOUT SMITHSONIAN NETWORKS

Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, formed to create a network featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. Smithsonian Channel brings the American experience home in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 and is available to customers of DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Verizon, AT&T, and more. Learn more at www.smithsonianchannel.com.





  [september 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/17/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC's "The Night Shift" Collaborates with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Joining Forces
The First Lady and Dr. Biden will also appear in the show's episode airing on Monday, May 4.

[04/17/15 - 11:47 AM]
CBS Announces 2014-2015 Season Finale Storylines, Featuring Dramatic Conclusions, Big Reveals and a Couple of Weddings
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/17/15 - 10:20 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Horizon Television to Develop Family Drama "Harvest"
The project centers on a mild-mannered cemetery caretaker who finds his small town life in jeopardy when his estranged, criminal father tracks him down.

[04/17/15 - 09:04 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas & ESPN Collaborate to Make 2015 NBA Playoffs "Awesome"
The broadcast open stars The Black Eyed Peas members' will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap and features their hit single "Awesome," which they wrote for the NBA Playoffs and to capture the energy and excitement of the action.

[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
LION BABE Covers Legendary Chicago Artist Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" for ESPN's NFL Draft
"Chicago has such a great music tradition and since the draft is here for the first time, we really wanted to use the song of a legendary artist from this city," said Kevin Wilson.

[04/17/15 - 08:04 AM]
TLC's "My 600-lb Life" Renewed for Season Four Following Highest Rated Season Ever
Currently in production for season four, the series will return to TLC with ten all new episodes and compelling weight loss stories in 1Q 2016.

[04/17/15 - 06:32 AM]
Early Look at BBC America's New Drama "The Last Kingdom" Coming in 2015
The project is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series of novels "The Saxon Stories," by award-winning writer Stephen Butchard.

[04/16/15 - 03:20 PM]
Jennifer Lopez to Be Honored with the Hero Award at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
Additionally, Rachel Platten will perform her single "Fight Song" as the RDMA Heroes for Change award is presented to two Radio Disney listeners in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities.

[04/16/15 - 02:43 PM]
CMT Announces Plans to Produce Its First-Ever Music Video for an Artist
At a CMT event today in Nashville, the brand announced it will produce the music video for Chris Janson's summer anthem, "Buy Me A Boat," with plans to add the video to heavy rotation.

[04/16/15 - 01:26 PM]
Netflix's "The Get Down" - Baz Luhrmann Discovers His New Leading Lady
Herizen Guardiola will star as "Mylene Cruz," a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family's fiercely religious church walls.

[04/16/15 - 12:20 PM]
Pop Announces Initial Line-Up of Presenters for 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
The line-up of presenters will include Regis Philbin, Steve Harvey, Marie Osmond, Craig Ferguson, Deidre Hall, Nancy O'Dell, Shemar Moore and Alex Trebek.