Underboss

Peter Maas talked about his new book, Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano’s Story of Life in the Mafia. The book is a real-life account of the mob by one of… read more

Peter Maas talked about his new book, Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano’s Story of Life in the Mafia. The book is a real-life account of the mob by one of its former leaders, Sammy Gravano, the underboss, or second in command, of the Gambino crime family. According to Mr. Maas, the Gambino family was considered to be the most powerful of the five New York crime families. Mr. Maas met with Mr. Gravano while he was in the federal witness protection program for testifying against John Gotti, head of the Gambino family. Mr. Maas also details Mr. Gravano’s relationship with John Gotti, the boss of the Cosa Nostra family, and Gravano’s decision to turn state’s evidence against Gotti. close

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Program ID:
87686-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 24, 1997 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 26, 2006 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 24, 1997 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1997 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 1997 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 26, 2001 | 6:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 26, 2006 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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