ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1980
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(Studio) Jonestown, Guyana, deaths recalled. Congress Leo Ryan named. Service marking anniversary of incident shown. House subcommittee said reopening hearings surrounding deaths of Ryan and members of Jonestown cult.
REPORTER: Max Robinson (KGO newstape)
(Georgetown, Guyana) Questions with regard to Jonestown listed. [Former Ryan aide Jackie SPEIER - says our government has done nothing about incident.] [November 1978, State Department spokesperson Thomas RESTON - says they urged caution on part of Ryan.] [Former Ryan aide Joe HOLSINGER - says State Department did not cooperate.] State Department reports not released noted. [For, Affairs Committee chairperson Representative Clement ZABLOCKI - says Ryan would have gone despite knowledge of State Department documents.] [Mother of Leo Ryan, Autumn RYAN - says Leo would not have gone had he known about State Department documents.] Information said witheld from Ryan because of incorrect interpretation of privacy act. [California Representative William ROYER - says government stonewalled operation.] [Victim's father Steven KATSARIS - wants to know why they did not get help from United States government]
REPORTER: Ron Miller, Artist: Gerald Andrea (NBC newstape)
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