NBC Nightly News sent anchorman Lester Holt to Masikryong ski resort in North Korea, where skiers from both North and South Korea are expected to train for the Olympics side by side.
While it may be a small ceremonial gesture in the world of international diplomacy, having athletes from both the North and South train and compete together is step in the right direction for the embattled peninsula. Fingers crossed this leads to better things.
***Not the first foreign film crew to visit Masikryong, National Geographic did a mini-documentary about the place, but Lester might be the first American journalist to report slope side. Watch NatGeo video below:
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