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Guyana Incident #255614

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 1978
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(Studio) Concern in Washington, DC about possible foul play in Jonestown Peoples Temple commune long before this wkend. noted; is reported due to discovery of large sum of money, much of it in Social Security checks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department concern said due to reports that most of dead were relatively young and that in January United States embassy official in Guyana had hand-carried about 200 Social Security checks to elderly residents of Jonestown. State Department spokesperson's comment about prospect of never finding all cultists, partly due to possible attempts by many to escape into jungle, quoted.

(Studio) Funeral services for Representative Leo Ryan and NBC newsman Don Harris, killed at Port Kaituma airstrip ambush, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Details of service for Ryan at All Soul's Catholic Church in South San Francisco given. Congress delegation's attendance, along with that of President Carter's son Chip, mentioned. Ryan's service in Navy reported [House majority leader James WRIGHT - eulogizes Ryan.] Ryan aide Joel Holsinger's report that Congman. had wanted to remain at Peoples Temple settlement even after being threatened with knife and that United States embassy official ordered him to leave stated. Ryan's burial in Golden Gate National Cemetery reported.

(Vidalia, Georgia) Report on memorial service for NBC News reporter Don Harris in Vidalia, Georgia, where he grew up. Attendance of NBC product, Bob Flick, who escaped massacre in Guyana noted. Harris' widow, Shirley, and son, Jeff, mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David;
Hall, Bruce;
McManus, Jim

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