Column: Despite Syria’s destruction, hope reigns in children’s faces

The kids. And the moms. Those are what I keep thinking as I turn over in my mind our reporting trip to Syria.

The kids were everywhere — full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.

In one interview we did — which you will see on the PBS NewsHour soon — no less than 50 or 60 kids encircled us as we interviewed a father rebuilding his house after a missile sailed through his roof. “Embrace it,” our producer Jon Gerberg...

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