NBC News’ Lester Holt is reporting from North
He broadcast a few recent reports from a ski
While there, Holt said he had been “treated with
respect” in the country.
NBC News’ Lester Holt arrived in North Korea over the weekend,
broadcasting a segment from a ski resort that will soon host
athletes from both North and South Korea training for the
upcoming winter Olympics.
Holt is catching some flack for a statement he made during one
report that aired on Monday. “We have been treated with respect
here,” Holt said.
The statement has been used in
promos for the clip.
North Korea notoriously keeps a strict lid on press inside the
country, and it’s likely Holt’s broadcast was subject to tight
rules and restrictions. Previous reports, like this one from VICE,
have noted how certain elements of their trip seemed
Holt even says during his broadcast that the ski resort
“certainly a part [North Korea] would like us to see.”
The NBC team flew into the country from Beijing, China on North
Korea’s state airline, Holt said. The security check at the
airport in North Korea was so stringent that they checked novels
people brought along to read, and even one crew member’s