NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 01, 1979
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(Studio) Completion of House Select Subcommittee on Assassinations with regard to death of John F. Kennedy reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Conspiracy conclusion of committee detailed; assassination film shown. Report's discussion of probable involvement of organized crime, dating from McClellan hearings in 1950's in which Robert Kennedy took part, outlined. Films shown. Alleged involvement of Carlos Marcello, Santos Trafficante and Jimmy Hoffa with Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and murders of Robert and John Kennedy detailed; photos shown. Background on Marcello, Trafficante, and Hoffa given; response by both men given. Trafficante's role in Cuban issue recalled. Unexplained telephone contacts between Hoffa and Ruby prior to assassination discussed; Oswald's role examined. Oswald's association with Charles D. Murret, Marguerite Oswald and Nofio Pecora, all involved with Marcello in some way, outlined; photos shown. Dallas police said allegedly withholding evidence from Warren Commission re: assistance given Ruby to enter murder area. Film of Oswald murder shown. Suspicions with regard to mob complicity said voiced by Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy even before John Kennedy's funeral; films shown. Committee request of Justice Department to review the case further and reasons noted.
REPORTER: Bob Kur
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