Heaven's Gate: Original 1997 coverage from Eyewitness News

"The Cult Next Door: The Mystery and Madness of Heaven's Gate" with Diane Sawyer airs on "20/20" Friday, March 11, at 9|8c on ABC and streams the next day on Hulu.

This is how Channel 7 Eyewitness News covered the story in March 1997.

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