Don Harris

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Birthday
8, 1936
Birthplace
Georgia
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1978 (42)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1936
Birthplace
Georgia
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1978 (42)

About

Journalist for NBC News who was gunned down after leaving the Jim Jones-led cult commune Jonestown in November 1978. He was a four-time Emmy winner and a recipient of the prestigious DuPont/Columbia Award.

Before Fame

He got his start in television news as a weatherman in North Carolina.

Trivia

During his brief stay in Jonestown, he was slipped a note begging him to help cult members escape from the commune.

Family Life

His son, Jeffrey, became a reporter at KXLY-TV in Washington.

Associated With

He and Congressman Leo Ryan were both murdered during the Jonestown tragedy of 1978.