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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 11, Virtual Item 16 -  Q266 - Part 1 Right track, News and commentary (September 27, 1978) | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 11, Virtual Item 16 -  Q266 - Part 1 Right track, News and commentary (September 27, 1978)
September 27, 1978

Jim Jones reads the news for September 27, 1978. As with many newscasts, Jones seems to rely upon Soviet or Eastern bloc news sources. The items themselves focus on more international news than most Americans are used to, especially in their coverage of Cuba, Africa and Eastern bloc countries. In addition, the news includes several attacks on Chinese policies, revealing the then-ongoing struggle between the USSR and its Asian neighbor.

The editorial comment that laces through the news – when not that of Jones – criticizes American economic and geopolitical interests. Jones does add his own comments, though, putting stories in the context of object lessons for the people of Jonestown.

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

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_11.16 Part 1
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