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Robert Flick dies at 84; NBC news producer survived Jonestown attack

Robert Flick dies at 84; NBC news producer survived Jonestown attack

Robert Flick was a newsman who could have passed for a barroom bouncer.

And standing on the tarmac of an airfield in Port Kaituma, Guyana, on Nov. 18, 1978, moments after a massacre-style shooting by followers of cult leader Jim Jones, he appeared the image of toughness:

"I don't think he would have moved if a tank had come down that airstrip," recalled journalist Ron Javers, another survivor, describing the scene in his later book about Jonestown.

But the episode — an early chapter in what would prove to be one of the most horrifying news events in modern history — did not leave Flick feeling tough.

He lost two of his colleagues — NBC...

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