Journalist Lisa Ling On Sister's North Korea Abduction: "I Thought, 'She's Screwed'"

When Lisa Ling's sister was abducted by North Korean forces, she used every resource she had to pressure politicians to help get her freed. Reaching the highest levels of Washington, Ling stopped at nothing to win her sister's freedom from a 12 year sentence of hard labor in a North Korean prison.

"I thought, 'she's screwed,' because I knew how displeased they were with the work that I had done there," said Ling. "She was in a country with which the US has zero diplomatic relationship, about which hardly anything is known. So few people know what actually goes on in side North Korea, including people who live there."

Check out the full story of how Ling got her sister freed in this episode of AOL's original series Inspired.