CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 13, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →
(Studio) Investigative reporters in Arizona now release stories with regard to probe of scandals in state, 1 of which, land fraud, resulted in murder of Phoenix reporter Don. Bolles in 1976.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Los Angeles, California) (CBS radio broadcast tape played.) [MAN - cites investigation by team of reporters] Background of team of reporters noted; team is from Investigative Reporters and Eds., Incorporated, which was formed after Watergate and to which Bolles had belonged; team has pledged to carry on Bolles work. Details with regard to "Arizona Republic" reporter Bolles' work and resulting death cited. Investigating team headed by Long Island "Newsday" editor Robert Greene. (Interview by Sam Chu Lin.) [GREENE - says Arizona has massive organized crime; they've found names and enterprises involved and state not prepared to handle problem.] Parts of report with regard to white collar crime and drug traffic from Mexico noted. "Arizona Republic" and "Tucson Daily Star" newspapers' plans to carry series of reports cited. Question is will much in Arizona change after intensive probe. [GREENE - says reality not like fairy tale where criminals admit guilt when reports published.]
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy