KLAS-TV is celebrating 65 years in southern Nevada this week. Las Vegas might have been a different place today if it were not for the presence of one of the most interesting men of the 20th century: Billionaire Howard Hughes.
He was a brilliant and eccentric man who spread around mountains of money during the years he lived in Las Vegas. The money is how he purchased Channel 8 in 1968.
I-Team Reporter George Knapp takes a look back at how KLAS ended up as part of Howard Hughes’ empire.