Jonestown: 30 Years Later
Thirty years ago Jim Jones and his henchmen murdered 900 American citizens. The mass murder marked the first time that most Americans heard of the Peoples Temple. But there was a back story. It is long and sordid and does no credit to the media in San Francisco nor to the Democratic powerbrokers of that city.
This web site does an outstanding job with that back story and fills in this important history.
UPDATE: This post at the Flynn Files is also worth a look.