Sunday, July 28, 2013

National Geographic Channel Tackles The American Mob

William Bender at the Philadelphia Daily News offers a piece on tonight's National Geographic special Inside the American Mob.

Sure, the South Philly mob ain't what it used to be, but that doesn't mean that there aren't still stories to be told about La Cosa Nostra.

And National Geographic has got the goods. Six hours' worth. "Inside the American Mob," a six-part series, premieres Sunday at 9 p.m.

"It's the small, personal stories on both sides of the coin, from the Mafia and the prosecutors that chased them," said Michael Welsh, the series' executive producer. "You're getting multiple points of view on the same events over the course of the mob history."

The series kicks off with two hourlong episodes covering the 1970s in New York City and the new generation of Italian-American agents that entered the FBI, including Joe Pistone, a/k/a Donnie Brasco.
Philadelphia mob watchers will want to tune in at 10 p.m. Aug. 4 for the episode on the New York-Philly war, which will cover Atlantic City and the Angelo Bruno assassination. Philip "Crazy Phil" Leonetti, the reformed hit man and nephew of ex-boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, is a major interview in that episode.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my interview with former Philadelphia underboss Philip Leonetti, via the below link:

And you can also read my Crime Beat column on former FBI Special Agent Joe Pistone via the below link:

Note: The above photo of former Philadelphia mob boss Nicky Scarfo was provided by Philip Leonetti, the former underboss of the Philly mob. 

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