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Guyana Incident #51920

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
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(Studio) State Department advice to relatives of Peoples Temple members who were in Guyana not to go to Dover AFB, DE, to ask to identify bodies stated; case of 2 families turned away from Air Force Base noted. Arrival in United States of 7 survivors of mass murder/suicides in Guyana reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Departure from Georgetown of 7 elderly Peoples Temple members for US, accompanied by State Department official, detailed. Interview with oldest, Hyacinth Thrash, in Georgetown prior to departure shown. [THRASH - often raised hand indicating she'd die for cult leader Jim Jones, but never meant it.] Survivors said destined for NYC, where Department of Health, Education and Welfare and state and local agencies will be responsible for seeing to their needs. Final destination for all reported to be California.
REPORTER: Al Dale

(Studio) Arrival time in New York City of plane carrying survivors noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Dale, Al;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:01:40

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