Peoples Temple Collection; Box 23, Virtual Folder 29: Broadcasts of news of Ryan assassination (19 November 1978)
- Digitized: November 19, 1978
- Jones, Jim (Jones, James Warren) (Person)
This tape consists of four news stories recorded off the air on November 19, 1978, all concerning the deaths of Congressman Leo Ryan and members of his party “last night” at the Port Kaituma airstrip in Guyana. Two of the broadcasts are of Guyanese origin, and two are American, including an ABC broadcast. The first newscast includes “unconfirmed reports reaching Georgetown” of mass suicide at Jonestown. Later reports said that Temple attorneys Charles Garry and Mark Lane are safe, although at the time there was still “nothing about reports of mass suicide in the commune.” Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Physical Description Note
Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute