Male Gaze: The Heroic Foreign Correspondent

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As perhaps the most visible — and visibly handsome — face of NBC's foreign correspondence, Richard Engel was safely released on Monday, along with three of his crew members, after being captured in Syria last week by loyalists to Bashar al-Asaad's regime. Engel's valiant post-release speech, in the face of inarguable trauma, was a reminder that knights in shining armor might actually exist, but they're just out there doing really important things. With his cool demeanor (and, okay, that hair sweeping devilishly across his forehead), we'll look forward to his next report.