Jonestown Part 8: Survivors recall shooting that killed congressman, journalists

Congressman Ryan, three journalists and one of the defectors from the Peoples Temple were shot and killed when attempting to leave Guyana.
5:36 | 09/29/18

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Transcript for Jonestown Part 8: Survivors recall shooting that killed congressman, journalists
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