WMHT Specials William Kennedy's Prohibition Story
Pulitzer Prize-winner William Kennedy retells Prohibition era saga of Jack 'Legs' Diamond. Details
Program: WMHT Specials
Episode: William Kennedy's Prohibition Story
The story of Albany's most notorious gangster is recounted by Albany's most notable storyteller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy. In discussing Jack 'Legs' Diamond, Kennedy paints a portrait of a man who embodied the essence of public sentiment on Prohibition, and who may have provoked Albany's most powerful politician to blur the lines between the criminals and the authorities.
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Premiere Date: 10/02/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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About the Film
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