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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #259747

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) House Assassinations Committee exploration of Cuban and underworld links to Kennedy assassination reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Testimony to Committee by anti-Castro Cuban Jose Aleman about his meeting in Miami in 1963 with reputed Mafia figure Santo Trafficante detailed. 1976 report with regard to Aleman's statements about Trafficante's comment that Kennedy would be "hit" mentioned. Trafficante's operation of gambling casinos in Havana and his being jailed there after Fidel Castro came to power noted. Photos shown. [ALEMAN - recalls conversation with Trafficante.] Differing version of possible meaning of Trafficante's statement offered now by Aleman than one he told FBI in 1963 and committee investigator in 1977 reported [ALEMAN - had no idea at time what Trafficante meant.] Trafficante's refusal to answer committee questions last yr. stated. Committee chairperson Louis Stokes' agreement to delay Trafficante's testimony until Thursday, when he is expected to answer questions, mentioned.

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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