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On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 Americans died in Jonestown, Guyana. Some committed suicide. More were murdered. And until 9/11, it was the largest single mass killing of American citizens. U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan was assassinated as he tried to rescue Jonestown residents desperate for freedom.

In CQ Roll Call's new podcast, we investigate Jonestown through the prism of congressional oversight, telling a story of corruption, international intrigue, race and betrayal.

Oversight. How can the lessons of the past inform decisions of today?

Oversight: Jonestown CQ Roll Call

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On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 Americans died in Jonestown, Guyana. Some committed suicide. More were murdered. And until 9/11, it was the largest single mass killing of American citizens. U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan was assassinated as he tried to rescue Jonestown residents desperate for freedom.

In CQ Roll Call's new podcast, we investigate Jonestown through the prism of congressional oversight, telling a story of corruption, international intrigue, race and betrayal.

Oversight. How can the lessons of the past inform decisions of today?

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Papa-kurtz ,

Excellent journalism

The perfect combination of intelligent reporting and compelling telling. Can’t wait for next Monday. Joanne Levine is a genius.

JNYC19* ,

authoritativeness: pronunciation

I’ve just started listening to the podcast.

When the narrator repeatedly mispronounces the name of the country where the mass killing/suicide occurred, it undermines the authoritativeness of the work and raises questions about the thoroughness of the underlying reporting.

LeufkosOikos ,

Over the top

Nothing new here. Not sure what the point of this is.

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