NPR logo Journalist NATE THAYER was on the scene in Cambodia recently when Pol Pot, the leader of the g...

Journalist NATE THAYER was on the scene in Cambodia recently when Pol Pot, the leader of the g...

Journalist NATE THAYER was on the scene in Cambodia recently when Pol Pot, the leader of the g...

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Journalist NATE THAYER was on the scene in Cambodia recently when Pol Pot, the leader of the guerrilla force, the Khmer Rouge, was sentenced to life imprisonment in a show trial. THAYER was the only American journalist who witnessed the trial. According to THAYER, Pol Pot was condemned by his former supporters in the Khmer Rouge and will now live the rest of his life under house arrest. Cambodia, newly a democracy, had been ravaged by the attacks of the Khmer Rouge against the government's increasingly demoralized army. The U.S. government is not ready to acknowledge the arrest of Pol Pot until they have further proof that it is not a ruse. 12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12: