Much of the Peoples Temple story is in large collections of audiotapes which are available to researchers and the general public. The tapes offer an immediacy that other media do not: they include the voices of the people of Peoples Temple and Jonestown; they represent a contribution to the history of the Temple in its own words; they present events in their original form rather than forcing us to rely on faulty memories; and – most important – they remind us of the complexity of Peoples Temple with its creative and destructive forces, its principled stands and its ethical lapses, its passion for life and (at least for some of its leaders) its passion for death.
"The Heart of San Diego" was a weekly TV program on the air from 1995 to 2007. The show featured interviews conducted by host Fred Lewis with notable San Diegans. These interviews provided insight into local history and the future of San Diego.
In 1970, five young San Diegans, who ranged in age from 12-17 years, were central to bringing together participants for the first San Diego Comic-Con. Guided by an aspiring graphic artist (the late Sheldon Dorf), they formed alliances with various youthful communities that shared a common interest in comics, science fiction, and film.