The presenter for Australian television Network Nine was one of many around the world happy to report on the human drama in Chile that turned out better than some might have hoped. Watching with him were Brant Webb and Todd Russell, miners themselves who were rescued from a gold and copper mine in Tasmania four years ago. They were trapped for two weeks. Following the Chile rescue unfold moved them to tears.
Broadcasters interrupted programmed content in many countries to cut live to Chile, as audiences watched in their millions.
Psychologists expect that some of the miners will suffer from stress long after the media glare has faded.