CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 15, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(New Orleans, Louisiana: Rita Braver) Theory that assassination of President John F. Kennedy was Mafia hit examined. [MAN - comments on assassination.] Warren Commission noted concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted on his own; Oswald's murder by Jack Ruby mentioned. House assassinations committee noted unearthing evidence that links Oswald and Ruby to Mafia. [Committee spokesperson Robert BLAKEY - comments.] Oswald's childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, detailed; his uncle Charles "Dutz" Murret noted bookmaker there. New Orleans mobster Carlos Marcello and then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy's anti-Mafia project discussed. [Mafia expert John DAVIS - comments on Kennedy's deportation of Marcello.] [Ex-private investigator Edward BECKER - quotes Marcello's death threats with regard to John Kennedy.] [Voice of Robert KENNEDY - questions Chicago mobster Stan Giancana.] [Ex-mistress of John Kennedy, Judith EXNER - says she scheduled meeting between John Kennedy and Giancana.] Marcello noted possibly enlisting aid of Oswald to carry out Mafia vendetta against Kennedys; mob go-between David Ferrie mentioned dying mysteriously in 1967. [BLAKEY - comments on Ruby's mob ties.] Ruby's killing of Oswald recalled. [RUBY - says truth will never be known.] [Ex-prosecutor Vincent BUGLIOSI - comments.] Marcello noted refusing comment; Justice Department officials quoted.
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