ABC Pre-Empts The Whole Truth Tonight With 20/20 Chilean Miner Special

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October 13th, 2010

ABC is replacing its failing drama The Whole Truth tonight with a one hour special on the Chilean miner rescue. Just a one night thing? Probably, since ABC has decided to hold another rookie drama, Body Of Proof until mid-season, but you never know.

The prospects for The Whole Truth have been dim from the very start of the season.

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Here is the  ABC press release:

“A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20: MIRACLE AT THE MINE” ANCHORED BY DIANE SAWYER

Airing Tonight, Wednesday, October 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 pm ET on ABC

Diane Sawyer will anchor “A Special Edition of 20/20: Miracle at the Mine,” airing tonight, Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 – 11:00 pm ET on ABC. The hour special will include the most up-to-date reporting from Bill Weir in Chile, as the Chilean miners ascend, one-by-one, to freedom from the underground chamber where they’ve been entombed for 10 long weeks. John Quiñones will report on the 69 day ordeal, which is the longest time ever for a successful rescue; Jeffrey Kofman, who was one of the first American news correspondents on the scene in August, will report on how Chile was able to engineer the inconceivable rescue; and Dr. Richard Besser will provide insights into the immediate and future health and psychological concerns facing the 33 miners.

The network’s coverage continues on a special edition of Nightline devoted to the Chilean mine recovery efforts with anchor Bill Weir reporting live from the scene in San Jose, Chile.

 
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