ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1981
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(Studio) Frank Sinatra's efforts to convince Nevada gaming control board to grant him license as consultant to Caesar's Palace noted include listing President Reagan as character reference.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Las Vegas, NV) Sec. surrounding Sinatra's appearance noted; films shown. His efforts to deny alleged links with organized crime examined. [Los Angeles county sheriff Peter PITCHESS - praises Sinatra.] Similar testimony by a priest, Kirk Douglas and Gregory Peck mentioned; revocation of Sinatra's earlier license recalled due to association with Sam Giancana. [Chairperson Nevada gaming board, Richard BUNKER - asks about invitation to Giancana.] [SINATRA - testifies.] [BUNKER and SINATRA - exchange remarks; former board chairperson Ed Olson mentioned.] Bd.'s approval of temporary license noted to be followed by overview of situation by full gaming commission
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara
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