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Other News: NBC Lawsuit / World Sail / Hughes Will Case #54609

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1978
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(Studio) Brief jailing of NBC attorney in Los Angeles, when network refused to allow federal judge to preview movie based on story of major inds. swindle, reported Details of case, brought by man convicted in swindle case, given. Issue of prior restraint of press used by NBC in court mentioned. Other reports with regard to arrival of Naomi James at Dartmouth harbor in England after sailing around world alone by Cape Horn route in faster time than Sir Francis Chichester in 1967; and continued deliberations of Las Vegas jury re: authenticity of alleged Mormon will of Howard Hughes. Film of James's arrival shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Las Vegas, NV) Trial with regard to authenticity of Mormon will detailed. Central fig. noted as Melvin Dummar; his alleged connection with Hughes described. Involvement in case of Levane Forsythe, of Anchorage, AK, reported, as well as description of some Hughes assets. Assets listed incl.: Hughes Airwest; Hughes Aircraft Company; and rptdly., Las Vegas hotels. Sands Hotel mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Schell Artist: Bill Lignante

Reasoner, Harry;
Schell, Tom

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