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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 12, Q665, Post-New West TV coverage (Continues from Q 681); Prokes conversation | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 12, Q665, Post-New West TV coverage (Continues from Q 681); Prokes conversation
Date:
August 77(Post-New) and October 1977 (Prokes)
Description:

This tape consists of six separate segments, the first of which is unintelligible, the last five of which are phone calls between Peoples Temple spokesman Mike Prokes and different attorneys and reporters regarding recent unfavorable press coverage about the Temple, especially the recent publication of the New West article.

Following the publication of the New West exposé of Peoples Temple in August 1977, numerous television stations picked up the story and interviewed Temple members – principally former, disaffected members – about their experiences in the church. Channel 2 in San Francisco launched a series of investigative reports. The second segment of this tape is a recording off the air – likely made by unidentified Temple members – of the third part of the series which begins with Q 680 and continues on Q 681. In this segment, two apostates speak about the money collected during Peoples Temple services.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ID:
ms-0183_19.12
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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