NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(New York: John Miller) New York City Colombo crime family mob war featured; scenes shown from murder scene of Colombo associate Vincent Fusrao, of Carmine "the Snake" Persico who was convicted of being the Colombo boss in 1986, and of Victor Orena who was made boss while Persico served time; details given of dispute over mob leadership. [FBI James FOX, New York City police commissioner Lee BROWN, Brooklyn district attorney Charles HYNES - comment on mob war.] Former boss Joe Colombo's formation of the Italian-American Civil Rights League recalled; historical footage shown. [COLOMBO - makes speech.] Scene of mobsters' mistaken murder of an 18-year-old bagel shop counter boy shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow's "Daily Difference" segment previewed.