Radio & TV: The Real Thing

The table man chanted: "Here he goes for line bets . . . Pay the line . . . Shooting ten, ten's the point . . . No roll, no roll." One of the bettors crowding around the Capri Club dice table was a tall, dark-haired man named Donald Loughnane, who was in the midst of a three-month tour of the illegal gambling joints and after-hours drinking places in and around Omaha, Neb. But Loughnane was no playboy. He was a reporter-announcer for Omaha's station KOWH, and his method of reporting seemed straight out of Dick Tracy: hidden in his...