Sydney Schanberg's War Writings

Monday, August 09, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sydney Schanberg discusses his experience as a war reporter covering Vietnam and the Khmer Rouge-led genocide in Cambodia during the 1970s. Beyond the Killing Fields: War Writings is the first anthology of his war reporting, and commentary was drawn from the hundreds of articles he has written for the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, and various magazines.


Sydney Schanberg

Comments [4]

Jacqueline a. beusse from New Jersey

Mr. Sidney Schanberg has asked since the Nixon administration to open the files on the
Nixon pull out of Vietnam. They have not and according to Senator McCain will never be opened and see the light of day.
North Vietnam, it is said, demanded ransom money, for the POW-MIA's which Nixon refused yo pay. The amount of ransom North Vietnam sought was a great sum.
It is said and believed by many that Nixon did not want headlines announcing his payment of ransom for our American prisoners in the newspapers as he
planned his reelection campaign for his second term as president.
He won a second term--but was forced
out of the presidency by his own misdeeds.
Sidney Schanberg can provide the facts on this matter. Unless you personally know there is no proof of POW's left behind--listem Mr. Schanberg.
I know a family whose son was an MIA-POW who met with Kissinger at the Peace Treaty negotiations in Paris. He was not
satisfied with the answers from Kissinger.

Ask Senator John McCain why he does not want the files opened? He has fought their disclosure to the public for years.

Please have Mr. Schanberg on more often. He is an excellent guest.

Jacqueline Beusse

Aug. 09 2010 08:29 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

Thanks for bringing my comment to Mr. Schanberg's attention, but there is no evidence to support his assertion that we left behind hundreds of P.O.W.'s. On this subject he comes off as a crank.

Aug. 09 2010 01:01 PM
Tom from Toronto

This interview is a nice counterpoint to the previous fawning interview conducted by Miles.

Aug. 09 2010 12:52 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

Does Mr. Schanberg still insist that there were American P.O.W.'s being held by North Vietnam after the American pull-out?

Aug. 09 2010 12:27 PM

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