Coming Off Korean Rescue, Ling to Host E! Series

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

Laura Ling, who was detained in North Korea with a colleague from Current TV last year, is restarting her television career at a channel much closer to home–E!, the entertainment channel.

Ms. Ling has been hired to host “E! Investigates,” a series of hourlong programs that will take on a harder edge. Her first two programs will explore the causes of teenage suicide and the lives of military wives.

Ted Harbert, the chief executive of Comcast Entertainment Group, said E! was trying the “serious side of pop culture.” More…

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