Current TV Welcomes Freed Journalist Pair

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Current TV had a hearty welcome for its two employee journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, freed
from a North Korean jail, after Current co-founder Al Gore greeted them
at the Burbank, Calif., airport where they arrived today with the aid of
former President Bill Clinton.

"All of us at Current are overjoyed at Laura and Euna's safe return," Gore and Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a message on "Our
hearts go out to them – and to their families – for persevering through
this horrible experience."

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Hyatt and the former vice president also thanked President Obama, President Clinton and others who helped to secure their release.

The page also had a link for people wanting to send a message to the pair, who were held in North Korea since March 17 after being stopped near the border with China while researching a report on women and human trafficking, according to reports. They had been tried and sentenced in June to 12 years at hard labor.