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Giancana Killed #240608

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 20, 1975
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(Studio) Sam Giancana, crime syndicate chieftain recently named in reported CIA, Mafia plot to assassinate Castro, shot to death in suburban Chicago.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) 6 close shots killed Sam; murderer must have been well known to Giancana; caretaker discovered body. Giancana's career in crime syndicate traced. Giancana loved being around show people, incling. Frank Sinatra, Phyllis McGuire. In 60's, Giancana's problems began; government wanted information with regard to underworld, but Sam refused. [Illinois legislature investigation committee Charles SIRAGUSA - speculates on possible reasons for Giancana's murder. Sam may have committed cardinal sin against Mafia, or Mafia may have feared Sam would be subpoenaed by government with regard to CIA plot to kill Castro.] For whatever reasons, death looks like work of big syndicate dons.
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy

(Studio) Motive not robbery. Special Senate CIA committee planned to question Sam about CIA, Mafia connection in Castro plot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Senator Frank Church, chairperson CIA committee , in ID; talks with Tim Stores of KBCI-TV about Giancana murder. [CHURCH - concedes Giancana big figure in Mafia.] [Technical problems cut broadcast short.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Lovejoy, Sharron;
Schorr, Daniel

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