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Segment 3 (The Hollywood Park Story) #504766

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to situation at Hollywood Park racetrack, involving attorney allegedly associated with organized crime and Governor Jerry Brown introduced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles,California) Attempts earlier in year by Sidney Korshak to close down Hollywood Park and Korshak's alleged association both with organized crime and Democratic party leaders examined. Korshak's work with AFL-CIO's Service Employees Union, later strike at track, threats of closing and Governor Jerry Brown's attempts to help union, include appointed of aide Gray Davis to state racing board outlined; resolution introduced by Davis, alleging lack of safety at track, in attempt to shut down track, noted. [DAVIS - asks that board recognize condition of emergency at track.] [St board member Charles CHATFIELD - says it's only labor-management dispute.] Chatfield's opposition to Davis' resolution outlined; Chatfield quoted with regard to pressure from Brown and Davis to close track. [CHATFIELD - comments on Korshak's involvement.] Principle track investor Marge Everett's response with regard to situation quoted. [EVERETT - discusses pressure Brown was under from Korshak.] [Chief of staff DAVIS - discusses Korshak.] Brown's refusal of on-camera interview noted; governor quoted with regard to Korshak in telephone interview. Racetrack dispute reported going on during Brown's New Hampshire campaign; films shown. Brown said accompanied to New Hampshire by racetrack union members and that union paid for his car. Service Employees Union said only labor organization supporting Brown for president. Strike at Hollywood Park reported ending after Korshak dropped out as union negotiator.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Brinkley, David;
Ross, Brian

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