Assignment Four - Jackpot at Tahoe

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Assignment Four documentary film made by KRON-TV which first aired on September 16th 1963. Narrated by Art Brown, it examines tension caused by conflicts in interest between preservation of Lake Tahoe's recreational areas and rapid development of the gambling industry in South Lake Tahoe (which was incorporated as a city in 1965). Includes scenes featuring: Lake Tahoe and the surrounding countryside; people enjoying leisure time at Harvey's Wagon Wheel Resort and Harrah's Club casinos; stars like Sammy Davis Jr. performing on-stage and a glimpse of circus performer Emmett Kelly, Sr. in his dressing room. Also interviews with: Harvey Gross; William Leadbetter; William F. Harrah; Dean Seeger and the editor of the Tahoe Times. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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Recording medium
16mm b&w optical sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
documentary film

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