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Angry Calls Flood Las Vegas TV Station Over '48 Hours' Show

January 28, 1988|Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Angry residents flooded a local television station with calls today protesting the way this resort city was portrayed on the CBS television program "48 Hours."

More than 800 people called KLAS-TV, the local CBS affiliate, complaining that the Tuesday prime-time program of which Dan Rather was host put the city in an unfair light.

Mayor Ron Lurie was among those upset, saying he has written to the head of CBS and asked for an apology.

KLAS news director Bob Stodahl said most of those who called were upset about the segment on teen-agers loitering on the Las Vegas Strip.

At one point in the segment, a girl who said she was 12 talked about going into a casino and gambling, then cashing in her winnings herself. Nevada law forbids anyone under 21 to gamble.

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