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William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

Special | 29m 30s Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 10/02/11

Expires: 08/31/20

Rating: NR

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