Reporters to Supporters: You 'Gave Us Hope'

Ling, Lee thank supporters in online video
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 14, 2009 11:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Laura Ling and Euna Lee use a new video on Current TV's website to thank Americans “from the bottom of our hearts” for support during their North Korean captivity. “We learned about this grassroots movement on Facebook, about people writing in to their congressmen, to the president,” says Ling. They also learned of candelight vigils around the time of their trial. “We thought about those lights and they gave us hope.”

“It was a tough time in our lives, and we would love to share our experience with you in time,” Lee says, “but right now we want to go back to our own lives and spend time with our families.”