Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lisa Ling talks to Matt Lauer on The Today Show

This morning, Lisa Ling talked to Matt Lauer on The Today Show about her sister, journalist Laura Ling and producer Euna Lee, who have been detained by North Korea. Click here to see the interview. Ling was joined by her parents, her sister Laura’s husband Iain Clayton, and Lee’s husband Michael Saldate and the couple’s 4-year-old daughter Hannah.

The two employees of San Francisco-based Current TV – a media venture founded by former Vice President Al Gore – were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while reporting on refugees living in China. Both women, accused by North Korea of crossing into the country illegally from China and committing “hostile acts,” will be tried on criminal charges on June 4th.

Vigils for Laura and Euna are being held on Wednesday, June 3, throughout the country. The organizers of the vigils hope to help influence a positive outcome for Laura and Euna. Supporters are asked to please bring candles to the vigils.

Vigil Locations

Washington, D.C.

Freedom Plaza

14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New York, N.Y.

Washington Square Park (The Fountain)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago, Il.

Chinatown Square Plaza

Cermack and Wentworth Streets

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Birmingham, Al.

Linn Park (tentatively)

223 Carrington Lane

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Portland, Or.

South Park Blocks

SW Park Avenue from Salmon Street to Jackson Street

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

San Francisco, Ca.

Front Steps of San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Santa Monica, Ca.

Wokcano

1413 5th Street

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

National Organizer: Brendan Creamer 215.699.4338

blove73@msn.com

Related Articles:

Nationwide Vigils June 3 for Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee Detained in North Korea

The families of Detained Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee will be on The Today Show and Larry King on June 1

Multimedia: New York Vigil for the Release of Detained Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

Candlelight Vigils for the Release of Detained Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee in New York City, Chicago, Portland, Los Angeles and Orlando

U.S. Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee Arrested by North  Korea to Face Trial in June

AAJA Reacts to the News of Roxana Saberi’s Release, Laura Ling and Euna Lee Still in Custody in North Korea

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