ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1975
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(Studio) Ex-Teamsters Union president, James R. Hoffa, missing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Detroit, Michigan) Hoffa went to restaurant alone. His son sent on mission by pres. Teamsters Union, Frank Fitzsimmons. July 3, 1975, film shows bombed car of Robert Fitzsimmons. Hoffa said he knew who was responsible.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
(Studio) Hoffa also political figure until his conviction for jury tampering.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(No location given) Height of career from 1957-71. March 7, 1967, film shows Hoffa after conviction for jury tampering, fraud and conspiracy. Sent to prison for nearly 5 years Charged with other things previously. December 23, 1971, film shows Hoffa after prison release. ABC's "Close-Up" features Hoffa interview. [HOFFA - says don't interfere with underworld's business and they won't interfere with yours. Hds. of union should know potential enemies and how to neutralize them. They'll use strike breakers if you don't.] He's been fighting rule that prevents his involvement with union pols. until 1980.
REPORTER: Margaret Osmer
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