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Arizona / Organized Crime Reports #250966

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1977
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(Studio) Investigation in Arizona by team of reporters with regard to organized crime in state noted; reporters have linked Senator Barry Goldwater and brother Robert to mob figs. Coverage of reports not widespread, even in Phoenix.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Phoenix, Arizona) 2 biggest Arizona newspapers, "Republic" and "Gazette", won't carry reports, though probe initiated after death of "Republic" reporter Don Bolles; reasons cited. In Tucson, Arizona, "Daily Star" prints edited versions. [State senate Sue DYE - says "Arizona Republic" should carry reports "Indianapolis Star" and "Republic" in same chain of papers, so why can't story be substantiated in Phoenix.] Owners of Pulliam newspaper chain won't comment; Phoenix television stations have been reluctant to broadcast reports they can't be sure are true. [KOOL-TV REPORTER- cites station's views on rpting. unsubstantiated reports] Public pressure on papers to print reports cited.
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy

Cronkite, Walter;
Lovejoy, Sharron

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