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Chilean Miner Edison Pena to Visit 'Letterman'

November 4, 2010 (8:41 am) GMT
He would be the first Chilean miner who was rescued last month to talk inside a studio about the 69 days ordeal.

Edison Pena might have just found fame in unfortunate situation. One of the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued from the depth last month has been invited to visit the States and make some public appearances including a visit to "".

Scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 4 night, the interview is the first in-studio talk that any of the miners will give since the daring rescue. He is expected to talk about the ordeal for being trapped underneath for 69 days. Pena kept his spirit up by the running around the trapped mine to 's music.

While in New York, he is scheduled to run the 2010 New York City Marathon on Sunday. But the fame doesn't stop there. He had accepted an invitation to visit Graceland between January 6 and January 9, during Elvis's birthday celebrations in Memphis, Tennessee. He will get a private tour of the mansion and Elvis' grave and later fly to Las Vegas, Nevada, to watch a Cirque du Soleil show based on Elvis' music.

Despite speaking little English, Pena led his trapped co-workers to sing along to Elvis' tune. "Pena jogged to music from the king of rock 'n' roll and helped keep morale high by leading Elvis sing-alongs as he and 32 fellow miners were trapped 22,000 feet below ground," the statement from Elvis Presley Enterprises read.


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