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Guyana Incident / Victims #496691

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 19, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on Representative Leo Ryan, killed in Guyana.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Background report on Ryan; his probe of People's Temple because of reports sect held members against their wills noted. [Congress aide Joe HOLSINGER - warned Ryan against trip; says representative always investigated things on his own.] Photos shown. Ryan's mother, Autumn, reported to have worked at United Nations relief mission in China in 1945. [Autumn RYAN - talks about son.] Ryan's experiences as substitute teacher in Watts after riots there and in California's Folsom Prison, during investigations, outlined. His family described. Ryan said born in Nebraska, had lived in San Francisco area since end of World War II. His probe of Unification Church prior to beginning probe of Peoples Temple mentioned.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Report on 3 newsmen killed in Guyana, 2 from NBC and 1 from "San Francisco Examiner", given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Los Angeles, California) Background on Don Harris as reporter given; his rpting. from Vietnam noted and receipt of Columbia DuPont Award for documentary shown in Los Angeles with regard to California prison gangs. Films and photos shown. Harris' interview with former Peoples Temple member in San Francisco before going to Guyana shown. [HARRIS - questions woman with regard to Temple mbrs.' use of guns.] [Church defector Debbie BLAKEY - describes mbrs.' guns.] Background on Bob Brown, including his stint as reporter for KNBC in Los Angeles, given; photos and films of Brown and films by him shown. Background of "San Francisco Examiner" photographer Greg Robinson given; photos shown. NBC pres. Les Crystal's remarks quoted.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Mitchell, Andrea;
Oliver, Don;
Savitch, Jessica

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