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(Studio) Admitted "fixer" of horse races testifies before Congress committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) ["Bobby BYRNE" - describes facility in fixing races. Says jockeys and trainers are bribed or threatened with violence to throw races. Says he drugged several horses to slow them, betting on others. Says organized crime is like another country in itself, and has a hand in racing.] Byrne says well-run Federal Racing Commission could cut down on horse-race fixing, but says sport should not be outlawed.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Sargent, Tony
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