In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed author Bill Friedman, who recounted inside stories about the organized crime origins of the Las Vegas Strip. In the latter half, investigative journalist Toby Rogers (book link) shared the untold story of mafia legend Silvio Eboli, a Genovese mob scion who developed an ongoing organized crime operation which involves the sale of marijuana throughout the New York metropolitan area.
A cardboard cutout of Ed Leedskalnin is seen at his Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida in this photo by Joe Raedle. Leedskalnin, without the use of any large machinery, single-handedly carved and sculpted over 1,100 tons of coral rock as a tribute to his lost love, Agnes. View another image of Coral Castle here.