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Segment 3 (Jonestown: The Beginnings) #496894

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1978
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(Studio) Item introduced Visit to Guyana by Leo Ryan party recalled. Ryan, Don Harris, Robert Brown deaths recounted. First tapes and notes made by NBC crew said now released by Guyanese government
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Tapes of early days of visit to Guyana played. [RYAN - discusses messages from Jonestown asking that Ryan not come there. Reports Guyanese government attitude that visit was matter for United States embassy. Explains United States embassy reaction.] Mtg. with ambassador John Burke reported [Stephen KATSARIS - explains attitude of embassy.] Don Harris role noted. [Guyanese education minister Vincent TEEKAH - describes Jonestown as enthusiastic, peaceful.] [Former Peoples Temple member James COBB - reports to Harris bad conditions at Jonestown. Says people at Jonestown can't leave.] Arrival on Friday, November 17, reported Film of trip shown.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard
Duration:
00:05:10

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