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Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

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Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Jonestown mass murder-suicide that killed more than 900 Americans, this four-part documentary tells of leader Jim Jones' transformation from charismatic preacher and civil rights advocate into narcissistic demagogue who championed the biggest mass suicide in U.S. history. This story is based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn and includes archival footage -- secret FBI and CIA recordings, unreleased photographs, personal letters and previously classified documents -- as well as new interviews with survivors and Jones family members who have not previously spoken on the record.

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aired 179 days ago
A congressman travels to Jonestown and Temple members plan their escape; Jim Jones orchestrates a mass murder-suicide; survivors try to move on.
aired 179 days ago
Jim Jones forms the Peoples Temple; when the press exposes a dark side, 900 members move to Jonestown, but it's not the utopia they were promised.

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