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VIDEO: Laura Ling & Euna Lee Thank Supporters

Aug. 13 2009, Published 11:24 a.m. ET

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In a new video, the two reporters held captive by the North Korean government for nearly five months give thanks on their employer, Current TV's, Web site.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee thank supporters who even started a Facebook campaign on their behalf. The women asked for privacy and say that they will tell their story at some point Ling and Lee were granted a pardon by the North Korean government and freed last week after former U.S. President Bill Clinton traveled to the Asian country to negotiate for their release. The North Korean government had convicted the women of entering the country illegally and had sentenced them to 12 years hard labor.

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Laura Ling’s sister Lisa is a special correspondent for Oprah Winfrey and RaradOnline.com has learned that Oprah is hoping to land the first interview with the freed journalist.

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