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Brown Funeral / Individual Cases #51843

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1978
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(Studio) Funeral of NBC cameraman Bob Brown reported Film shown. Details of Brown death reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Herndon, Virginia) [Kathleen GRIFFIN - inquires over telephone with regard to her relatives who were with Jones in Guyana.] 9 cousins said at colony. Photos shown. [GRIFFIN - tells why relatives joined Jones.] Details given. Griffin family said Roman Catholics, thus expenses of burials said a problem. Suicide aspect also noted. [GRIFFIN - speaks of expenses of burials.] State Department efforts to identification bodies reported.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(San Francisco, California) Cost of shipping bodies to relatives noted. [Jennifer FREEMAN - says Jones' Temple has millions for expenses of body shipments.] Film of members making donations shown. [Former Temple official Teresa COBB - speaks of seeing much money in offering room.] Pressure on members to donate money and property noted. Deeds and documents shown. [Former Temple member Jeannie MILLS - recounts giving property taken by Temple.] Much property said owned by Temple. Death and impoverishment of members noted.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman

(San Francisco, California) Examination of mbrs.' files at San Francisco Temple reported [Temple official Jim RANDOLPH - speaks of difficulty of task.] 972 members said to have gone to Guyana. Temple scenes shown. Attitude of Temple members toward incident reported [Acting pastor Reverend Archie I. JAMES - vows to continue work of Temple.] [Temple leader Hugh FORDSON - says Temple is dead.] Aid to living said now aim of Temple members Money found in Guyana at Temple site noted.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Reporter(s):
Chapman, Irv;
Gibson, Charles;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:06:10

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