It is sometimes easy to forget how much danger reporters face to get us news from war zones around the world.
On Monday, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew were freed from their captors who had held them in Syria since last Thursday. The journalists were captured by a Syrian militia group while traveling with a group of Syrian rebels. Although Engel and his team were not physically harmed, they were subject to repeated mock executions.
The news team was freed when the militia members holding them got into a firefight at a rebel checkpoint.
Reporting on the kidnapping in the United States was minimal, apparently at the request of NBC News.
As you watch, listen to, or read the news, remember the the courage and strength that went into gather it for you.