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Journalist Reunites With Her Daughter

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We watched with tears in our eyes as the mother reunited with her 4-year-old little girl, Hannah. Watch the amazing video here.

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Laura Ling and Euna Lee were reunited with their families at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank outside Los Angeles. They had been detained in North Korea since March.

Lee bowed as she walked down the steps of the plane into a private hangar. Lee's 4-year-old daughter, Hannah -- who has not seen her mother since March -- clung tightly to her tearful mother.

As mothers, we cannot even begin to imagine her joy.

North Korea pardoned Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, after former President Bill Clinton helped secure their release during a brief trip Tuesday to Pyongyang.

"The past 140 days have been the most difficult, heart-wrenching time of our lives," Ling said. "We are very grateful that we were granted amnesty by the government of North Korea, and we are so happy to be home."

We're so happy you're home, too.

Our hearts are full knowing that Euna Lee is reunited with her daughter at last.



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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Lisa LeMone August 5, 2009, 1:23 PM

A good day! A very good day! Bill Clinton rocks!

anonymous August 5, 2009, 3:20 PM

I’m glad they’re back in the states, but I found it incredibly annoying that these women (particularly the one with a child) were over there where they shouldn’t have been in the first place and knew it. Then it becomes an international incident, we have to scramble to get them pardoned and home. I really felt like they got what they deserved, frankly. Next time, stay home with your child, if she’s that important to you, and don’t go to dangerous places where you know you are not allowed.

Kristen August 5, 2009, 4:49 PM

I am glad to see these two women are home but agree with the other poster. These two women really shouldn’t have done what they did. They really did cause quite a mess and I hope that on all of there get rich media tours they own up to there mistakes and tell people they won’t be doing something so reckless again.

Lisa August 5, 2009, 5:42 PM

Ummm, they were doing their jobs. Some people’s jobs are a little more dangerous than others. They were reporting about North Korean refugees from China. From everything I’ve read, they did not cross the border on purpose and may not have known they were, in fact, even crossing a border.


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