ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1980
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(Studio) Safety procedures followed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, said being investigated following Friday's fire there.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Las Vegas, NV) Clark Cnty., NV, fire officials said trying to persuade Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. to install sprinkler system in its Grand Hotel 9 mos. prior to recent fire; details of fire given, films shown. [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand board chairperson Fred BENINGER - denies company was approached by fire department] Letter from MGM architect, Martin Stern, Junior, acknowledging fire department's efforts to improve building's safety system shown, discussed. [Fire chief Roy PARRISH - comments.] Other fires in Las Vegas hotels, such as that at Riviera, and problems faced by fire department, outlined. [PARRISH - comments.] Apparent role construction procedure of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. played in Friday's fire detailed. [PARRISH - comments.] Potential for disaster being worse that it was explained.
REPORTER: Tom Schell
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