NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1979
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee on organized crime testimony by Mafia member Joe Valachi recalled. Criticism of committee noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) William Gallinaro noted as police chief of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia; Gallinaro's work with crime committee recalled. Film shown. Gallinaro's subsequent resignation and chgs. of committee apathy stated. [GALLINARO - comments.] Senator Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' loss of key investigators and comments by empls. noted. [Subcommittee cnsl. Owen MALONE - acknowledges inexperience with regard to organized crime investigations.] Hearings on org. crime in Florida recalled; testimony by Gary Bowdach noted, shown. Criticism of Bowdach appearance outlined. Florida Mafia boss Santo Traficanti said to have benefitted from hearings; photograph shown. Response to committee by Florida law enforcement authorities stated; Detective Lloyd Hough incident recalled. [HOUGH - comments.] Resignation of David Vienna from committee after Florida hearings recalled. [VIENNA - comments.] Subcommittee chairperson Sam Nunn's refusal to comment noted. Joe Valachi testimony shown. [VALACHI - testifies.] Subcommittee 's seeming disint. in organized crime stated.
REPORTER: Brian Ross