Search the Archive

Senate Organized Crime Hearings #500102

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Report on Senator organized crime hearings, in which witness testifies about murder.
REPORTER: John Hart

(DC) Background of Gary Bowdach's reasons for cooperating in investigation given; his testimony to Senate committee compared to that of Joe Valachi. [BOWDACH - describes murder of loansharking partner, Louis Cicchini.] [Senator Sam NUNN - questions witness.] [BOWDACH - states reasons he's not been chgd. with murder and notes immunity from prosecution.] [NUNN - questions Bowdach further.] [BOWDACH - reports he and colleagues bought guns from chief of police in Miami; changes this to former North Bay Village in Dade Cnty., Florida, police chief John Ripa.] (Video difficulty.) Ripa noted as presently working in Fort Lauderdale and denying chgs. Bowdach's comments on gun control laws stated.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney (WCKT newsfilm, Miami)

Reporter(s):
Delaney, Steve;
Hart, John
Duration:
00:03:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.