All the broadcast and cable news and business networks were live over Bob Hope airport in Burbank, CA at 5:50amPT this morning as the plane carrying freed CurrentTV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee landed. Their release was negotiated by former Pres. Bill Clinton yesterday, who accompanied the women home this morning on a plane owned by Shangri-La Entertainment.
> More: The broadcast networks continued special coverage into the 9amET hour as Ling and Lee disembarked from the plane and were reunited with their families at 9:15amET.
Laura Ling describes being called to a meeting yesterday only to realize former Pres. Clinton was in the room: “We were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end and now we stand here home, and free.”