Book Discussion on A Thousand Lives

Julia Scheeres presented a history of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, a church that attracted hundreds to Guyana where 909 members died… read more

Julia Scheeres presented a history of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, a church that attracted hundreds to Guyana where 909 members died in a mass suicide and Congressmen Leo Ryan and others were assassinated on November 18, 1978. Ms. Scheeres recounted Jim Jones' life, including his early progressive politics in Indiana, his appointment as the chairman of San Francisco’s Housing Authority by then Mayor George Mocscone, his psychological issues and drug use, and the final days at Jonestown, the church’s compound in Guyana. Ms. Scheeres talked about the research process, and choosing five representative people to profile. She also responded to questions from members of the audience at Books Inc. in Berkeley, California. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on A Thousand Lives

1,334 Views
Program ID:
302669-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Berkeley, California, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 2011
Last Aired:
Jun 10, 2013

Airing Details

  • Nov 19, 2011 | 10:21am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 5:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 11:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2011 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 27, 2011 | 12:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 24, 2011 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 25, 2012 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 08, 2013 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2013 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2013 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on A Thousand Lives

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:44:28
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:44:28
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video