Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is volume three in a seven-part series that investigates the history and activities of the Mafia. Owing its rise to power to the Prohibition Era and the public's desire for illicit substances, organized crime has since branched out into many other ventures, both legal and illegal. In this volume, the subject is the law enforcement network, and its efforts to control the racketeering activities of the Mafia. Archival news clips, photographs, and personal accounts illustrate some of the highlights of the fight by the F.B.I. and its allies against the corruption of organized crime.
chronicle, gangster, interview, underworld, witness, organized-crime, police, surveillance