CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony of former head of Mafia gambling operations in Havana to House Assassinations Committee, investigating death of John F. Kennedy,noted. No new information on alleged conspiracy with Cuban connection involved in assassination reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details given about testimony to committee by organized crime figure Santo Trafficante. His admission to involvement in CIA plot to kill Fidel Castro noted; his reasons quoted. Trafficante's answers to questions about earlier testimony that he'd predicted Kennedy's assassination, knowledge of Jack Ruby and allegations of organized crime involvement in Ruby's murder of Lee Harvey Oswald outlined. Testimony of retired New York City police department organized crime expert Ralph Salerno about FBI tapes of Mafia conversations about President Kennedy and brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy,detailed. [SALERNO - discusses Kennedy murder and possible organized crime connection.] Salerno's remarks about Ruby given. Testimony to committee during hearings outlined. Committee cnsl. Robert Blakey's comments on conspiracy theory reported.
REPORTER: Jim McManus Artist: Arthur Lien