Picks and Pans Review: Guyana Tragedy: the Story of Jim Jones

UPDATED 04/14/1980 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 04/14/1980 at 01:00 AM EST

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

This unnerving, thoughtful four-hour docudrama (the conclusion airs Wednesday) could be a ratings blockbuster. Little-known Broadway actor Powers Boothe plays Jones with a compelling intensity. The superb cast also includes Colleen Dewhurst, Diane Ladd, Ned Beatty, Brad Dourif, Veronica Cartwright, Brenda Vaccaro, LeVar Burton and James Earl Jones. They make the grotesque disaster almost understandable.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Adam Levine's Wedding Details!
  • James Garner: 1928-2014

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners