CNN reports on the Chilean earthquake with the help of CNN Chile.

Posted: 27 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"When an 8.8 earthquake hit Chile early this morning, CNN was best positioned to relay the most news. CNN drew on the resources of CNN International, CNN’s president in Chile and the latest information via the Web. CNN’s president in Chile, Rolando Santos, said the quake struck at 3:34 a.m. 'One moment I’m in bed,' Santos said. 'The next moment I’m literally on the floor.' He said nothing was left on the walls of his Santiago home." Hal Boedeker, Orlando Sentinel, 27 February 2010.
     "CNN, Fox News and MSNBC struggled to get live updates from Chile, declared a 'state of catastrophe' by President Michelle Bachelet. CNN spent a large amount of time translating directly from CNN Chile and MSNBC, which usually broadcasts documentaries and newsmagazines rather than live news coverage on the weekends, struggled to find last-minute anchors." Kate Stanhope, TV Guide, via seattlepi.com, 27 February 2010. At 2345 UtC, cnnchile.com is loading very slowly.