Watch CBSN Live

Jackie Speier on how the Jonestown massacre changed her life

In November 1978 Jackie Speier was an attorney on the staff of Congressman Leo Ryan that was investigating human rights abuses by Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple cult in Guyana. While on a fact-finding mission, Speier was shot five times by Jones' followers, but survived. Some 900 members of the cult did not, victims of a mass murder-suicide. Speier, now a Congresswoman from California, talks about surviving the horror, and how that formative moment changed her.
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.