The Press: Death of the Daring

Japanese Newsman Kyoichi Sawada was the best, certainly the most daring, photographer working for United Press International in Indochina. His risks were calculated, but they were no less risky. Last May he and U.P.I. Bureau Manager Robert Miller were captured by Communists in Cambodia. Sawada tolerated the situation for eight hours, then vehemently announced that he would rather die than spend the rest of the war in captivity. The startled Communists promptly released both their captives.

Sawada appeared willing to do anything for a story: hitch rides on helicopters going into the heart of battle, invite reprimands by darting through a minefield...

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