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Peoples Temple / House Investigation #263790

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1979
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(Studio) Details given of House For Affairs Committee report with regard to mass suicides/murders of Peoples Temple followers in Jonestown, Guyana; Representative Leo Ryan's murder recalled as precipitating factor.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Security at today's hearings cited; investigators' belief re: ability of State Department to have done more prior to massacre stated. [Staff investigator George BERDES - discusses State Department's embrace of objectivity as rationale for rejecting reality of events at Jonestown.] Possibility of existing hit squad to eliminate enemies of Jim Jones considered. [BERDES - comments on hit squad existence.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - asks if list of assassination victims exists.] [BERDES - replies.] FBI said still investigating assassination list; possibility of movement's rebirth considered.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Mudd, Roger;
Tucker, Lem

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