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I was in my office at work
and I got a call
from an international number.
I always an...
Through the last three years, when it was
And it was a reporter in Dublin,
wanted a reaction for the story.
I said, "Reaction for what?"
by that question obviously,
and they said "Uh, I'll call you back in
five minutes." And so then I went online
and saw the picture.
It's not the way you want to find out.
I never, ever imagined that it would
end in that fashion, right?
For days, that first week, I just would
constantly see that image and...
[sighs] It's been, uh...
It's been tough.
you know, why the hell did you go back,
you know that second time?
But I keep coming back
to the same answer.
Name the sports newspaper
- [buzzer buzzing]
- The National.
- It was.
[Man] Ladies and gentlemen, please
help me welcome, Mr. James Foley.
Thanks for that generous...
Overly generous introduction.
And I'm definitely not a hero or
noble or anything. I'm just, uh...
Trying to do my work and got
into a little bit of trouble.
and the night I arrived,
I wondered, "What's going on?"
Another journalist said,
"The bombs, that's gelatina,
that's how they fish."
Blow the fish up. "And the gunfire,
no, that's celebratory gunfire."
are you guys prepared to fight?
[Diane] I think in some ways,
You know, I was starting to see his
trying to figure out
where he belonged in the world.
He anguished over his teaching. He didn't
think he was a good enough teacher.
people and liked to interact,
wanted to go into journalism from teaching,
maybe that'll be a better fit, Jim."
But when he decided to do
[sighs] You know, that was
Well, he didn't exactly tell us.
He graduated from Medill, and we said
"Jim, well, what're you gonna do?"
And he said, "Well, I'm working on it."
this point, so that's how we found out.
[Jim] It's an all out sprint, an
exhilarating and dangerous run for cover.
views and the military and what not.
conservative... [chuckles] than Jim's.
But when he did his embed, I think,
As soon as the shooting died down,
the platoon discovered
a body limp on the roof.
- Do they know who the guy is?
- [Jim] These are the family?
[John Jr.] And he came back to my house
and he told me... He was like,
"Hey, John, I'm thinking
about going to Libya."
I'm like, "Jim, that's a horrible idea.
If you go over there...
no one's coming for you.
Why would you put your life in danger?
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