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Guyana Incident / Lane #51963

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1978
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(Studio) Arrival in San Francisco of 2 survivors of mass murder/suicides at Jonestown, Guyana, reported Film shown.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Attorney Mark Lane's involvement in controversial issues like that involving Guyana incident noted. [LANE - deals with serious questions and has opposition because of it. Says news media has long history of publishing false information in American] Background report on Lane given; his feelings that he is opposed by FBI, CIA, news media and government stated. Lane's past involvement in controversial causes outlined, include: winning Margaret Oswald's permission to defense son Lee Harvey Oswald's innocence in John F. Kennedy murder before Warren Cmsn.; taking on House Assassinations Committee in defense of James Earl Ray as victim of frame-up in murder of Martin Luther King, Junior; chgs. of atrocities in Vietnam by American soldiers; Wounded Knee incident with Indians; and Guyana involvement with People's Temple and Jim Jones. Films shown. Lane's book on Kennedy assassination, "Rush to Judgment", and other book on alleged Vietnam war atrocities mentioned. Lane's chgs. about government dealings with Peoples Temple, Kennedy and King murders and self stated. [LANE - discusses: alleged CIA documents with regard to keeping him quiet; his presentation of evidence allegedly showing CIA involvement in Kennedy assassination, as quoted in "Los Angeles Free Press"; and belief that FBI killed King. Explains reasons for getting involved in these cases. Describes own view of his pols., include belief in coming of socialism and Communism Responds to question about description of self.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Robinson, Max;
Walters, Barbara

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