For those of you who do not know who Lisa Ling is take a look at the picture on the left. Aside from being super-model worthy in photos she is a cutting edge, reporter who has worked on the popular talk show, The View, and has recently been working with National Geographic. She is the brave soul who took the personal risk of infiltrating North Korea posing as a “Medical Administrator” knowing full well that if she was caught, she would most likely be charged with espionage and executed.
The terrifying story of this adventurous reporter’s trip into North Korea earlier this summer, before the recent tensions between the UN and NK, will hopefully be airing at the end of this year. As you will see in the video the North Korean civilians have been told by their government that they are in a state of war with the United States and have been for the last 10 years! That certainly surprised the hell out of this transplanted American in the UK.
I was most pleased that the interviewer did not attempt to demonize the North Korean families or government in any way, which of course is a standard ploy when the media cover a story concerning a country with which we are currently struggling to get along with. I will continue to monitor Lisa’s adventurous reporting and keep you apprised.
I would love to get ahold of Lisa for an interview before she is saturated with media attention.
Also of interest, for those who haven’t had a chance to read it, I did an interview with Artie Wayne on the Web the other day.