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February 28th, 2010
04:02 AM ET

Coming up on this CNN Sunday Morning...

The Chilean government is expected to update the number of casualties from Saturday's massive pre-dawn earthquake this morning. Preliminary estimates put the number of dead at more than 300.

The 8.8-magnitude quake spawned tsunami waves that raced across the Pacific Ocean, but official fears of destruction went unrealized.

Josh Levs hits the internet to see how social media played a critical role during the Hawaii tsumami scare and how it's helping Chileans find missing friends and family.

Folks in the U.S. northeast are digging out from a third round of winter weather to hit in a month. Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider's in for Reynolds Wolf and is following that for us.

Betty Nguyen sits down for a one-on-one, two-part interview with Tibetan Spiritual Leader the Dalai Lama. That's coming up in our 6 o'clock hour. UPDATE: We've pushed this special interview to air next weekend.

Join Betty and Josh, with Rob Marciano sitting in for TJ Holmes on this CNN Sunday Morning, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Phil Farley

    Is it true that Oklahoma experienced an earth quake yesterday? I heard rumor of such and wanted to verify.

    P. Farley – Oshkosh WI

    February 28, 2010 at 7:17 am |
  2. Micheal D Vermont

    Betty and Rob. I am wondering, given that Chile is a highly active Volcanic area what could the impact of this earthquake and the aftershocks be on the volcanos?

    February 28, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  3. Irene Cambias

    thanks for the great coverage from my country, Chile, even when I still can get news from my mother and 13 siblings is good to see your are doing your best to keep us informed.
    And regarding how to send money o help to Chile the best way IS NOT TO DO ANYTHING YET. Our Presidenta did not asked for help, no now. We need to foolow her lead.
    Thanks again
    Love and have a great day
    irene

    February 28, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  4. michael armstrong sr.

    Has any noticed that with the present events that Hugo Chavez hasnt offerd to lift a finger to help the people in his region he should look into the mirror before he calls someone else the devil .

    February 28, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  5. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    When an area in the world has a major emergency situation, we tend to forget those in need before the emergency, during the emergency and thru the emergency. I was checking the Weather Channel and found that Saturday, February 27, 2010 and Sunday, February 28, 2010 the highest temperature in Chile will range between 84 and 86 degrees Farenheit. In addition it has come to my attention that not only the heat but the extremes temperatures hot or cold exacerbates Multiple Sclerosis. Chile has a large population of MS patients as is commonly known. Careful care for these patients has to be kept. I will hate to learn that MS patients have had a relapse due to the exposure to these temperatures. These patients have enough confronting their condition and I would like to extend my request to mind MS Patients. MS is not yet incorporated on the Health Care System of Chile and although President Michelle Bachlet Jeria signed it; we have a new president for Chile Mr. Sebastián Piñera Echenique and he needs to be brought up to speed of the needs of his constituents, patients and consumers. MS is a Degenerative Condition that in some parts of the world is label as a catastrophic condition due to the economic impact. MS should not be attack for personal gain or political agendas. MS is just a medical condition that has taken a great hit on patient’s financial situation for decades and their families too. The status on the Health Care System in Chile should incorporate MS.

    February 28, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  6. Lisa Staples

    Stimulus money was all over the USVI St Johns. New roads, curbs were going up all over the Island.. Who ever submitted the request did early because the Island has had a total road facelift

    March 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  7. Rajiv

    Hala Gurani (i-DESK),hi One thing i observed common in me & Mr.OBAMA once we convienced with intellegence & honesty of person we TRUST till he? Then he is PRESIDENT & myself is a common man i.e.HE CAN but I CANN'T. What a common.Person can imagine or dream any thing its human tadency.AM I right or wrong.

    March 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  8. Rajiv

    Hala,You express when you impressed with your LEADERS.No second thought please.

    March 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  9. M.McCluskey

    When you were talking about "shovel ready" monies being used for road repair and upgrading, why is the govt seemingly not willing to allow these monies to be used for beach renourishment along the badly affected areas of the East coast. I live in Florida and we have had bad erosion, and when our shore protection commission brought it us, they were told that the project literally had to be done by "shovels". Those giant road graders etc. don't look like shovels to me. So what does "shovel ready" really mean? Would much appreciate your input. Thanks

    March 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  10. james g

    Bunning/jobs bill: If he wants to save money is he willing to refund the raise congress voted themselves the same year social security recipients received no COLA. Then tie congress' raises to match the rise of social security beneficiaries?

    March 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm |