Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks with CBS News' About Puerto Rico & Media Coverage

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator hit Broadway show "Hamilton" and the producer of a new benefit song for Puerto Rico, told CBS News' David Begnaud that it's important for the media to keep telling the stories of the destruction left behind after Hurricane Maria. Miranda's parents are from Puerto Rico.

Begnaud caught up with Miranda in the greenroom as he prepared to appear on CBS THIS MORNING to talk about the all-star celebrity song he created to raise money for Puerto Rico.


Below are some excerpts:

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ON WHAT PUERTO RICO NEEDS: "At minimum it needs the same response Irma got, the same response, Harvey got, in terms of federal aid, federal help. I've seen nothing but amazing giving and compassion on behalf of American people, and people all over the world. We need the governmental response to be commensurate."

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA TO BEGNAUD: "Thank you for telling our stories, your voice was vital and needed. And we hope you go back and keep telling our stories."

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ON HIS FAMILY: "We're all hanging on and continuing to wait for word, and as you know word is sporadic out of the island, which why your telling stories is important, and the media continuing to tell stories is important."

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