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Guyana Incident #255694

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
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(Studio) Return to United States of 7 People's Temple members who followed Jim Jones to Guyana reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Departure of 7 People's Temple mbrs., 2 survivors of Jonestown murder/suicides and 5 who lived in Georgetown, detailed. Hyacinth Thrash reported to have been asleep at settlement at time of tragedy and Grover Davis reported to have run away. Cultists' complaints about lack of help from United States embassy and apparent lack of cooperation between United States and Guyanese govts. outlined. Parks family noted to still be in Guyana, though they are ones Representative Leo Ryan was trying to get out of Jim Jones' cult at time of his assassination; Gerald Parks' wife said to have been one victim of airport massacre. Possibility that some members of family will have to stay in Guyana to testify against man accused of airport slayings stated; their hope to be reunited by Christmas mentioned. [DAVIS - doesn't know what he'll do on return to US; didn't have job when he left.] [PARK - says family just wants to go home.] Indebtedness of cultists' to United States government for transportation and some hsing. described. Mbrs. of Parks family listed, include boyfriend of one daughter, Chris O'Neill. [Tracy PARKS - doesn't think it will be much Christmas without mother.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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