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Guyana Incident / Jones #496693

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 19, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Temple leader James Jones.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(San Francisco, California) Film of Peoples Temple in San Francisco shown. Full title: Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ Denominational Brotherhood. Items shown: antenna for communication with members in Guyana; materials being shipped to Guyana. Reverend Jim Jones profiled, with Don Harris interview. Scenes from documentary shot on farm in Ukiah, California, shown. Pol. power of Jones noted. Liberal Democrat gatherings at church noted. Jerry Brown shown spking. at church. Chgs. of welfare fraud and brutality to church members recalled. [Former Peoples Temple member Debbie BLAKEY - tells of punishment of children by Jones.] [Church spokesperson Archie JONES - denounces violence. Says Jim Jones opposes it.] Film of family members of people in Guyana shown fighting to get into churchyard for information with regard to relatives. [WOMAN - rails at people in churchyard.] [Peoples Temple attorney Charles GARRY - says to Don Harris that Jones has no guards around him in Guyana.] [HARRIS - questions Garry.] [GARRY - denies reports of armed guards. Expresses hope Harris can go to see for himself.]

Savitch, Jessica

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