By Sarah Ostler Hill
From an early age, Art Rascon recalls having an intense curiosity about the world around him. In the evenings, the family would gather around the television set to watch the news while he held the rabbit ear antennas.
“I remember as a young teenager watching the close of the Vietnam War,” Art reminisces. “I told my parents I wanted to be one of those reporters, delivering the news to everyone.”
His parents came from a generation and culture that often dropped out of high school to support the family, so although supportive of their son’s aspirations, they thought becoming an international correspondent seemed unreachable.