The Press: Schanberg's Score

From the beginning, Cambodia was Sydney Schanberg's story. He had covered the country's often baffling civil war from its first days in 1970 for the New York Times, and he was determined not to miss its end. Ignoring his editors' orders to leave Phnom-Penh last month, he chose to stay behind to report the city's fall. Last week Schanberg's considerably risky decision paid off impressively. Having emerged at the Thailand border after 17 days of suspenseful silence, he filed a remarkable retrospective on the Communist takeover that filled more than two pages in the Times and supplied the first really close...

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