Because competition stops at the water's edge, and because some things -- like the safety of journalists -- are more important, I'm proud to say we hosted a great luncheon here today. Our News Division President Steve Capus invited a number of us -- and his network counterparts -- to a gathering where we talked about the safety and well-being of the freelance journalists (and their families) on whom we depend from time to time and from story to story around the world. We have all worked with them. I have come to know many of them -- some I only see overseas. They often go where others aren't willing to go, taking huge risks. When the worst happens, we are often left to care for their families as a community. Today's presentation was by the Director of the Rory Peck Trust, an organization named, founded and funded in memory of a New York-born cameraman. Its a good organization and an important cause to our profession.
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