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Arizona / Religious Cult #87795

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1984
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(Studio) Mass suicide of Jim Jones' followers in Jonestown, Guyana, recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Colorado City, Arizona) Disenchantment of some members of fundamentalist Mormon cult, led by Leroy Johnson, examined; films shown. Cult's dictates outlined. [MBR. - considers commune a "little Poland"; claims many members follow Johnson's order blindly; describes restrictions on residents.] [Evicted mbr. Andrew BISTLINE - agrees.] Bistline's economy situation as result of membership in the cult noted. [Irene BISTLINE - compares situation with USSR .] Cult's weapons cache described. [MBR. - claims weapons are meant to shoot people.] [Resident Cyril BRADSHAW - anticipates his eviction from group.] [Andrew BISTLINE - comments.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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