In November 1980, Laura Fielden Spina was a 16-year-old student at Clark High School. Youthful curiosity drew her to the MGM fire where she quickly began work as a volunteer helping to rescue fire victims.
Lark Williams begins the story of the tragic 1980 fire at the MGM Grand which killed 86 people. Lark was running keno on the floor of the MGM early that morning when the smell of smoke began to drift through the casino.
Lee Tillman tells the story of 'salting' mines with gold to inflate the property value. And the truth behind how a local restaurant could afford to sell 'all-you-can-eat' meals, including t-bone steak, for just 25-cents.
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oran Gragson tells about his unlikely election. Senator Richard Bryan talks about the campaign tactics of Gragson's rival. Bob Bailey, tells of how Gragson kept his promises to the black population on the West side of town.