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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 10, Virtual Item 19 -  Q241 - Part 1, News and Commentary (26 August 1978)

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_10.19 Part 1


Summary Note

Jim Jones reads the news for August 26, 1978. As with most of the news tapes from this period, Jones seems to rely upon news wires from the Soviet Union and its allies for his information. The coverage is more international in scope – and with greater emphasis on liberation struggles – than most US news sources, and the choice of adjectives in describing various nations of the world shows a pro-Soviet tilt, even if the anti-US rhetoric is considerably reduced as compared to other contemporary tapes. 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 audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.

Publisher Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

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