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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 1977
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(Studio) House hearings on television sports and of CBS representatives about tennis tournaments noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) (Film of tennis match shown.) [Sportscaster Tony TRABERT - describes match between Jimmy Connors and John Newcombe.] Details of matches and falsely alleged winner-take-all status, and with regard to congress hearing. [CBS Sports president Robert WUSSLER - admits early knowledge of payments to both players.] Connors-Ilie Nastase match noted. Other details with regard to CBS ads on tournament and remarks of Representative Henson Moore noted. [MOORE - cites CBS incident as provoking hearings.] [WUSSLER - cites embarrassment and responsibility involved, but says there were no plans made to deceive public.] Questions with regard to boxing, especially CBS contracted boxer Howard Davis, cited. (Film shown.) [Special cnsl. Phillip HOUCHBERG - questions possible conflict of interest.] [CBS Sports senior Vice President Barry FRANK - notes org.'s realization of impropriety in contract and current steps to revise it.] Outcome of hearings noted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Mudd, Roger;
Tucker, Lem

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