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Sidney Harman dies at 92; Newsweek owner and high-fidelity sound pioneer
Sidney Harman dies at 92; Newsweek owner and high-fidelity sound pioneer

Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., of complications from leukemia, according to a statement from his family on the website of the Daily Beast, which Harman merged with Newsweek in November. He was married to former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, who resigned her seat in February to lead the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A family friend said his cancer had been diagnosed a month ago and that he was undergoing chemotherapy. "He was a magical...

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