Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Mob
Mob boss Frank Costello (1891-1973) is profiled in a program about the underworld leader, who “wasn't a killer---he was a corruptor,” according to biographer Leonard Katz. Interviewees include Mafia historian Peter Maas and actor Anthony Quinn.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)