BartCop Entertainment Archives - Sunday, 10 July, 2016


10 July, 2016

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[1747 days in a row]


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Marc Dion: Achoo! (Creators Syndicate)
The man who sits at the desk to my left sneezed today, in the afternoon, maybe 2 p.m. "God bless you," I said. Actually, I didn't so much say, "God bless you," as much as I mumbled, "Bless ya." He didn't say, "Thank you." A lot of people don't say, "Thank you," when I mumble, "Bless ya."

Lenore Skenazy: Going Dough Nuts (Creators Syndicate)
If you're wondering why our country seems so bizarrely fearful, here's the answer: We absolutely cannot understand that risk is inherent in everything, even things that are outrageously safe, like eating raw cookie dough.

Froma Harrop: In Manufacturing, Americans Are Back in Action (Creators Syndicate)
Reports of NASA's Juno spacecraft's entering the orbit around Jupiter lit a sparkler in this American heart - on the Fourth of July, no less. It showed that Americans still have what it takes. To keep spirits orbiting, let's note another recent American feat that few could have imagined a couple of years ago. The United States is now gaining, not losing, factory jobs. This glad trend has some sobering asterisks attached, but there's no denying this: …

What I'm really thinking: the single mother by choice (The Guardian)
I think it would be easier for a lot of people if I'd had a one-night stand or been abandoned by a cheating husband; those are easier stereotypes to understand.

Melanie McDonagh: Terry Eagleton is still the most formidable critic of populist late-capitalism (New Statesman)
Yet still there is no critic of the bogus populism of late-capitalist culture more formidable than Eagleton, whose chief influences remain, as ever, St Thomas Aquinas and Karl Marx. He is his own best advertisement for the old, elitist idea of culture in the sense of broad learning, articulate argument and trenchant literary judgement. That, alas, is diminishing all around us.

Scott Burns: The Torpedo Tax and the Middle Class (AssetBuilder)
The reader was upset. He didn't know it yet, but the "tax torpedo" had just hit his retirement. That's the name I gave the taxation of Social Security benefits back in 2003. His note asked if there was some mistake in his income tax calculations. They didn't make sense. If he took an extra $1,000 from his IRA account it was taxed more than he expected. But if he took another $20,000, the additional tax wasn't so painful. No matter what, his tax bill was higher--- a lot higher--- than he expected.

Sali Hughes: "Isabella Rossellini: 'There is no work between 45 and 60 - you're in limbo'" (The Guardian)
At 43, Isabella Rossellini was sacked as the face of Lancôme. Now, 20 years on, she's been rehired. She talks movies, her mother, Ingrid Bergman, and her rollercoaster life.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

In France, it is formally called La fête nationale and commonly Le quatorze juillet. What do we call in the US?

       Bastille Day                                                      Source

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La fête nationale (The National Celebration); and commonly Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July).        Source

mj was first and correct with:
   I'm surprised we haven't co-opted it yet
  Just like Cinco de Mayo. Bastille Day.

Alan J wrote:
   Bastille Day.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Bastille Day

Harry replied:
   Bastille Day

Adam answered:
   Bastille Day- France Independence Day.

Deborah responded:
   Oh, that's Bastille Day. The French riders in the Tour de France (do you know its nickname? That might be a future TQ, hint, hint) always try harder when they ride on Bastille Day.
  Happy weekend!

Marian said:
   Bastille Day

Dave in Tucson answered:
   I know this one. Bastille Day!

  As a young military dependent lad I lived in Paris for three years in the early 1960s. Vive la France!

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   Of course it's Bastille Day…remember we all love the Frogs now…speaking of French girls…where are you Lois, rehab?

DJ Useo replied:
   We call it Bastille Day, although my Francois friend tells me they also call it "traffic jam", lol!
  As it's July now, the Austin weather has been all "deadly heat warnings". 110 degrees heat index regularly.
  A fine occasion to participate in siestas. Even in A/C, the heat slows you down quite a lot.
  I've been doing much of my work in the late night hours, when it's "cooler" at 90 degrees.
  Take care, y'all.

MAM   wrote:
   Bastille Day ~ On July 14, 1789, an outraged group of Parisians stormed the Bastille, a fortress and prison in France where prisoners of influence were held, in hopes of capturing ammunition.

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "July 14."

Randall took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  July 10 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 10 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Tonight, Sunday:

CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH 'Big Brother', then a RERUN 'Madam Secretary', followed by a RERUN 'Elementary'.

NBC fills the night with FRESH '2016 US Summer Olympic Trials'.

ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH 'Celebrity Family Feud', then a FRESH 'The $100,000 Pyramid', followed by a FRESH 'Match Game'.

The CW offers an old 'Person Of Interest', followed by an old 'Elementary', and then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.

Faux has a RERUN 'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN 'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN 'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN 'Family Guy', followed by a RERUN 'Last Man On Earth'.

MY has an old 'Anger Management', followed by another old 'Anger Management', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.

A&E has 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH 'Intervention', then another FRESH 'Intervention', and 'Escaping Polygamy'.

AMC offers 'The Walking Dead', 'Preacher', followed by a FRESH 'Preacher', then a FRESH 'Ride With Norman Reedus'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Spring
 [7:00AM]    WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Summer
 [8:00AM]    WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Winter
 [9:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Oceans - Into the Blue
 [10:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
 [11:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Jungles - People of the Trees
 [12:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Mountains - Life in Thin Air
 [1:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Grasslands - Roots of Power
 [2:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Rivers - Friend and Foe
 [6:00PM]    THE ROCK (1996)
 [9:00PM]    THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-In The Grip of Seasons - Arctic
 [10:00PM]    THE ROCK (1996)
 [1:00AM]    THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-In The Grip of Seasons - Arctic
 [2:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Jungles - People of the Trees
 [3:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Mountains - Life in Thin Air
 [4:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Grasslands - Roots of Power
 [5:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Rivers - Friend and Foe    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NJ', then a FRESH 'Shahs Of Sunset', and 'Real Housewives Of NJ'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Along Came Polly', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and yet another 'South Park'.

FX has the movie 'Fast & Furious 6', followed by the movie 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by the FRESH 'DB Cooper: Case Closed?' (part 1).

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George
 [6:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-2000 Light Years From Home
 [12:00PM]    THE RIVER WILD
 [12:45AM]    FRIDAY THE 13TH
 [3:00AM]    FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2
 [5:00AM]    MARON-Amends
 [5:30AM]    MARON-The Geographic    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Actors
 [7:00AM]    Love Actually
 [10:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actresses
 [11:00AM]    The Descendants
 [1:30PM]    Groundhog Day
 [4:00PM]    Twins
 [6:30PM]    Turner & Hooch
 [9:00PM]    A Few Good Men
 [12:00AM]    A Few Good Men
 [3:00AM]    Spy Game    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Incredible Hulk', followed by the movie '2012'.

 [6:15 AM]      Juarez (1939)
 [8:30 AM]      21 Days (1940)    [AKA: '21 Days Together']
 [10:00 AM]      The Winning Team (1952)
 [12:00 PM]      Some Like It Hot (1959)
 [2:15 PM]      Marty (1955)
 [4:00 PM]      Splendor in the Grass (1961)
 [6:15 PM]      The Picasso Summer (1970)
 [8:00 PM]      Where Sinners Meet (1934)
 [9:45 PM]      If I Were Free (1934)
 [11:15 PM]      On Approval (1944)
 [12:45 AM]      Orphans of the Storm (1921)    SILENT 
 [3:45 AM]      The Vanishing (1988)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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 [6:00 AM]      Battle Cry (1955)
 [8:30 AM]      The Sea Chase (1955)
 [10:30 AM]      The Burning Hills (1956)
 [12:15 PM]      The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
 [2:00 PM]      Lafayette Escadrille (1958)
 [3:45 PM]      The Golden Arrow (1964)
 [5:30 PM]      The Loved One (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
 [10:00 PM]      Brief Encounter (1945)
 [11:45 PM]      Victor Victoria (1982)
 [2:15 AM]      S.O.B. (1981)
 [4:30 AM]      Rachel and the Stranger (1948)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

TNT has a FRESH 'The Last Ship', followed by a FRESH 'Murder In The First'.

USA has a FRESH 'Motive'.

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Former tennis star Billie Jean King, right, sits in the Royal Box with Ellen DeGeneres, left and her wife Portia de Rossi on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 9, 2016.
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Allen Klein Lawsuit


A 1977 document that settled a lawsuit between the Beatles and Allen Klein and also ended Klein's stormy association with the Beatles is being sold by Moments in Time, the company has announced. The asking price is $95,000.

The suit was filed in 1973, when the Beatles decided to not renew Klein's contract. Klein promptly sued them for $19 million (roughly $75.3 million today). According to the company, the settlement, made between Apple Corps Ltd., Klein's ABKCO Industries Inc. and Klein, dated Jan. 8, 1977, ruled that Apple had to pay Allen Klein and ABKCO just over $5 million (or roughly $19.8 million now) while Klein had to pay out a total of $800,000 (roughly $3.2 million now). According to a 1977 report on the settlement in Billboard, that money was divided between Harrisongs Ltd., Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr's real name), Apple Films Ltd. and Apple Records.

The agreement said that it released Apple from "any liabiity whatsoever" related to the relationship of the Beatles and Klein. The suit cost ABKCO $1.2 million in legal fees over a year from Sept. 30, 1975. Paul McCartney was not involved in the suit or the settlement but was "delighted to see his friends end this problem," according to Lee Eastman of Eastman and Eastman, who represented him.

In Fred Goodman's recently released biography of Klein, titled Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll, the author notes that Klein, who was said to have conducted Kissinger-like negotiations, made a non-negotiable demand in settling the suit. "John has to have dinner with me tonight!," Klein is quoted by Goodman. His attorney tried to talk him out of it, saying Lennon wouldn't agree. "No dinner, no deal. Just go tell him," Klein insisted, according to Goodman. According to Moments in Time, he got his wish. Klein, Lennon and Yoko Ono were later pictured by photographer Bob Gruen with the document on a loaf of bread.

The Beatles' relationship with Klein began Jan. 28, 1969, at a meeting with Lennon and Ono at the Dorchester Hotel. Klein later met with Ringo Starr and George Harrison, then a meeting with all four Beatles was arranged. But Paul McCartney refused to allow Klein to represent him and a major disagreement that became a major cause of friction among the Beatles began.



John Hurt, left, next to his wife Anwen Rees-Myers, speaks with David Attenborough in the Royal Box on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 9, 2016.
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European Premiere At San Sebastian Festival


Oliver Stone's "Snowden" will make its European premiere at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival reports The Hollywood Reporter .

The biopic stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the NSA whistleblower and also stars Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants", "Divergent"), Melissa Leo and Nicolas Cage.

It will be Stone's seventh time at the festival but the first time one of his films has been included in the official selection.

The festival runs from September 16 to September 24, with "Snowden" set to be released in the United States also on September 16.



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Bill To Limit Office Expenses


Congress voted Friday to put limits on the expense accounts ex-presidents get from American taxpayers.

The bill, which cleared the House by voice vote, is heading to President Barack Obama's desk. The legislation sets an annual allowance of $200,000 a year for travel, staff and office costs that have become a standard part of life after the Oval Office.

For former presidents who make money through books, speaking fees and other ventures, the allowance is reduced for every dollar in outside income in excess of $400,000.

Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, like other former presidents before them, have earned millions in speaking fees since leaving office.

The legislation sets presidential pensions at $200,000 a year, nearly the same as the current amount. Each surviving spouse would be allotted a $100,000 annual survivor benefit.



Singer Beyonce and rapper Jay Z watch the women's singles final between Serena Williams of the U.S and Angelique Kerber of Germany on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.
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War Childhood Museum


Bosnians whose childhood was traumatized by the 1990s war have donated thousands of cherished personal items from that era for a touring exhibition aimed in part at warning others about the folly of conflict.

The original plan was to open a permanent War Childhood Museum in the capital Sarajevo in August. But when the site chosen by the museum's founders was ruled out by municipal authorities in favor of a fitness club, the project embarked on a cross-country tour.

The traveling museum features more than 2,800 exhibits, including toys, letters, photographs, diaries and humanitarian food packaging, with accompanying texts in both Bosnian and English. For Wider Image story, click on

"It all started when I put online a simple question: What does childhood in war mean for you?" Jasminko Halilovic, a 27-year-old economist spearheading the project, told Reuters.

"We have the idea to expand the museum's scope and start collecting memories from other conflict zones so as to create a universal exhibition that would serve as a warning against new wars," Halilovic said.



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6 More Women


At least six more women have come forward to accuse Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, telling their stories to New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman.

In a story posted Saturday morning, the women, only two of whom gave their real names with the others requesting pseudonyms, detail incidents in which Ailes either openly asked them to sleep with him or propositioned them in sexually explicit ways.

The two named women are former RNC field adviser Kellie Boyle and former model Marsha Callahan. The allegations date back to the 1960s, when Ailes was a producer on The Mike Douglas Show.

The revelations come just days after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit against Ailes. Carlson's attorney previously told The Hollywood Reporter that in the wake of media coverage of Carlson's suit, women across the country have come forward.

"We're getting emails constantly this morning and this afternoon from women that say they have experienced similar behavior at the hands of Roger Ailes," Nancy Erika Smith said on Wednesday. Those women, Smith added, would be witnesses in Carlson's suit not parties themselves. New York magazine claims that more than a dozen women have contacted Smith since Wednesday.



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Former House Speaker Sentenced


Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Crooked) was sentenced Friday to four years in prison and another eight on probation for breaking the state ethics law - a prison term handed down as his defense lawyer continued to argue Hubbard's innocence.

Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker announced the sentence after a hearing in which prosecutors called Hubbard a remorseless figure motivated by greed while defense witnesses urged mercy for the man they described as a public servant.

A jury on June 10 convicted Hubbard on 12 counts of violating the state ethics law, including that he improperly solicited lobbyists and company executives for work and $150,000 in his investments in his debt-riddled printing business and used the power of his office to help his business clients.

Prosecutors argued that Hubbard, 54, betrayed the trust of voters who elected him to the Legislature and fellow lawmakers who chose him to lead the House of Representatives.

"The motive was simply greed. He wanted the money. The evidence showed that everything he did was to get the money," prosecutor Matt Hart said. Hart also said that Hubbard had shown "absolutely no acceptance or responsibility" while continuing to attack the integrity of the prosecution.



A member of the delegation of Mexico smiles during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, July 8, 2016.
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Ex-Park Official Gets Home Detention

Effigy Mounds National Monument

A retired National Park Service official was sentenced Friday to one year of home detention and 10 weekends in jail for stealing the ancient remains of Native Americans in 1990 and stashing them in his garage for years.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles scolded Thomas Munson, former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa, for removing bones tied to more than 40 individuals from the monument's collection and lying about it for two decades. Scoles said Native American leaders who were denied the ability to rebury their ancestors were "understandably outraged" by the disregard with which Munson handled their bones, which were significantly damaged by the time they were recovered in 2012.

The sentence ends a painful case for the National Park Service, which is tasked with preserving the picturesque monument site along the Mississippi River that many tribes consider sacred. The monument includes hundreds of earthen burial and ceremonial mounds, many in the shape of animals, that were built by Native Americans between 700 and 2,500 years ago.

During excavations from the 1950s to the 1970s, scientists dug up bones and skeleton fragments of dozens of individuals who lived and died there. The remains were kept at the monument and considered historically significant.

Munson ordered a subordinate to pack the bones into two cardboard boxes in July 1990, then drove them to his home across the river in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. They stayed there for more than two decades but decayed due to inappropriate storage conditions.

Effigy Mounds National Monument


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Algae Bloom


Every night Tim Robinson sleeps in his boat, which floats atop a blanket of foul-smelling bright green slime.

For houseboat dwellers like Robinson, the toxic algae bloom spreading through Florida's Lake Okeechobee -- the nation's second-largest freshwater lake -- is more than just unpleasant. It's alarming.

Stuart, a town on east Florida's Treasure Coast, is about 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of Miami. It's often cited as one of America's best small tourist towns, particularly for its tropical climate and proximity to the St. Lucie River.

But the thick layer of slimy blue-green algae -- also called cyanobacteria -- coating the water and smelling of sewage has dampened the town's appeal.

The putrid algal blooms, which appear mornings and evenings with the rising tide, are toxic and can cause rashes and respiratory problems.



People stand in a public park taking part in a mass nude art installation entitled Sea of Hull by New York based artist Spencer Tunick in Hull, England, Saturday July 9, 2016. Thousands of people are stripped nude and painted various shades of blue to participate in a huge installation at various locations in the sea side city on England's east coast, celebrating the city's maritime heritage.
Photo by Danny Lawson


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Separate and Unequal Treatment

Two Endangered Wolf Species

North Carolina legislators last week tried to pass a bill demanding that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service abandon efforts to save the critically endangered red wolf and declare the species extinct in the wild.

The legislation failed, but it is just one of many attempts to rid North Carolina of the red wolf.

For two of the rarest species of wolves in North America-the Mexican wolf and the red wolf-how the Fish and Wildlife Service responds to states blocking efforts to protect the animals could mean the difference between survival and extinction.

The wildlife agency has ignored calls from state game officials to stop releasing red wolves into New Mexico and Arizona. But it appears to have acquiesced to demands from North Carolina's Natural Resources Commission to suspend the release of red wolves, a practice the agency has dubbed "a valuable technique" in keeping small, isolated wolf populations healthy.

"It's interesting, because state officials in New Mexico and Arizona, where Mexican wolves are recovering, are opposed to wolves, but the Fish and Wildlife Service is pushing ahead-albeit begrudgingly-with their recovery effort," said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. "But for the red wolf in North Carolina, it's kind of a tragedy because it seems they have been forgotten."

Two Endangered Wolf Species


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In Memory

Sydney Schanberg

Sydney Schanberg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent who chronicled the Khmer Rouge's brutal rise to power in Cambodia in the 1970s, died Saturday at age 82.

That gripping account by Schanberg and his story of his Cambodian friend and assistant Dith Pran's captivity under and survival of the Khmer Rouge reign of terror inspired the 1984 film "The Killing Fields" by director Roland Joffe.

Schanberg had suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday. He died in Poughkeepsie, New York, said his friend and former colleague at The New York Times, Charles Kaiser.

While the diplomatic community and other Western reporters fled Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot approached Phnom Penh in 1975, Schanberg and Dith chose instead to stay behind.

After the Khmer Rouge took power and violence and executions became rampant, Schanberg and Dith took refuge in the French Embassy.

But Dith was eventually expelled from the compound and forced to join an exodus of Cambodians into the countryside as part of the Khmer Rouge's radical, murderous social experiment: turning Cambodia into a modern-day agrarian society.

People suspected of coming from educated, prosperous backgrounds were targeted mercilessly. An estimated two million people died in the genocide, from outright murder, starvation in labor camps or disease.

After two weeks at the embassy, Schanberg and other foreigners were trucked to Thailand. There, he filed his first report on the fall of Phnom Penh and the hellish early days of life under the Khmer Rouge and its emptying of the capital city.

Schanberg returned to New York, and while taking off time from his work at the newspaper, helped Dith's wife and children resettle in San Francisco.

Schanberg won awards including the Pulitzer, which he said he shared with Dith. He also set about the gargantuan task of finding Dith, whose whereabouts remained unknown for years.

In 1978, Vietnam invaded Cambodia and toppled the Khmer Rouge. Dith escaped to Thailand in 1979 and was eventually reunited with Schanberg.

Schanberg helped him get a job at the Times and move his family to New York.

An article that Schanberg published in 1980 in the New York Times Magazine -- entitled "The Death and Life of Dith Pran" -- was turned into a book and inspired "The Killing Fields."

Dith died was murdered in 2008. Schanberg said at the time that the two had become like brothers.

Kaiser posted a statement on behalf of Schanberg's wife Jane Freiman and his daughters Rebecca and Jessica.

"We will miss his wicked sense of humor, his love, and his endless supply of damning facts about Donald Trump.

Sydney Schanberg



A giraffe uses its tongue to reach some tiny leaves in the enclosure in the Berlin zoo, Germany, Saturday July 9, 2016.
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