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Guyana Incident #51747

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 1978
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(Studio) Backgrounds given on those killed in ambush, Representative Leo Ryan; NBC investigative reporter Don Harris; NBC cameraman Robert Brown, who had also worked for ABC and CBS; "San Francisco Examiner" newspaper photographer Greg Robinson; and cult member Patricia Park. Report is on experiences of ambush survivors.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Ryan's investigation of cult in Guyana noted to be due to reports that some of his constituents were held there against wills. Photos shown. Cult. leader Jim Jones' establishment of compound in Guyana after Peoples Temple in San Francisco was accused of torture and extortion stated. Reporter Harris' interview with Jones, in which he was assisted by another ambush victim, cameraman Bob Brown, and soundman Steven Sung, who was later wounded, outlined. NBC News product Robert Flick reported to have survived attack. [FLICK - describes experience, include stated desires of some cultists to leave and their reasons. Describes Ryan's attitude just prior to planned departure; mentions knife assault on Congman. Says more cultists wanted to leave after assault on Ryan.] Other details of events prior to ambush given; artist's conception of situation shown. Ambush by men from Jonestown compound cited. [FLICK - details ambush scene. Outlines deaths of Ryan, Harris and Brown and wounding of Sung.] (SUNG - describes experience; says life was probably saved because wounded arm was by head and gunmen thought he was dead. Says gunmen knew who to shoot. Discusses night spent in hiding by wounded.]
REPORTER: Bill Stewart; Artist: Gerald Andrea

(Studio) Upcoming item noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Stewart, Bill

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