Former CNN Anchor, Carol Lin, was on NPR's Day to Day this morning talking about her family secrets. She grew up knowing very little about her family's past.
I learned that my mother and father met through an arranged marriage; she was promised to him when she was only 16 years old. I learned that during the Japanese War, my mother would lie under the floorboards of her house, hiding from marauding soldiers who had raped her neighbor.
I'd always assumed that I was a renegade in my family for going into journalism, but I learned that my mother had reported for her school newspaper about the corrupt ways of the Kuomintang, or the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek. Tears welling up in her eyes, my conservative mother also confessed that she still regretted not marching in the Communist student parade.
To read the entire essay and hear Carol tell her story, click here.
Welcome back to Heidi Collins who returned to the CNN Newsroom this morning. She's been off the past several weeks on maturnity leave. Below are pictures of her son, Owen. The video clip explains why the baby is in a bucket.
Over the weekend American Morning's John Roberts participated in the annual Rolling Thunder demonstration in Washington, D.C. that honors POW and MIAs. He talked about the ride on Monday's American Morning.
On Monday's Lou Dobbs Tonight, Jamie McIntyre reported on Segs 4 Vets which is an organization that is providing Segways to veterans.
Jamie McIntyre can't seem to pass up a race, can he?