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Person of The Week (Presser) #102674

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ulysses S Grant and Labor Secretary William Brock quoted. Teamsters president Jackie Presser, latest to be indicted for various criminal acts while holding that office, profiled; details given, scenes shown. [PRESSER - defs. labor movement] [Commission on Org. Crime president James HARMON - sees Presser as footnote to Teamster history.] [PRESSER - cites difference between persecution and prosecution.] No. times father, also Teamsters official, was convicted noted; their access to White House, include endorsements of President Reagan, cited. ["The Teamsters" author Steven BRILL - notes Presser's desire for both respectability and corrupt power.] [Labor expert Abraham RASKIN - explains deceptiveness of Teamster elecs.] Criminal careers of former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and Roy Williams recalled. [WILLIAMS - describes organized crime's role in union.] [HARMON - claims Genovese crime family leader "Fat Tony" Salerno sanctioned Williams' and Presser's appts.] FBI's role in Justice Department's initial decision to drop chgs. against Presser reviewed. [RASKIN - questions Presser's ability to survive now.] [PRESSER - praises delegates to teamsters conv.] Role of Teamsters in United States and org. crime considered.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:05:00

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