There's an evening show on North Korea's state TV that brings soldiers news from their hometowns.
Last September, the show on the regime-run Korean Central Television, or KCTV, was interrupted for an urgent update.
"Another piece of news from our families on the homefront, just in from the Kangson steel factory," an announcer says.
"Soldiers from Kangson will be happy to hear that," the anchor replies, beaming.
The update: A soldier's father says he and fellow factory workers are so motivated that they will beat production targets by 50%.