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TV Schedule For Gangster/ Mobster Bios #454884
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Thought that I would create a topic where we can list upcoming Television showings of real life mobster stories and bios.



Set your DVRs!

Here is a schedule of upcoming shows on The Biography Channel


Sunday, December 2 4:00pm Mobsters: Meyer Lansky.

Monday, December 10 11:00pm Mobsters: Vinnie "The Chin" Gigante.

Tuesday, December 11 3:00am Mobsters: Vinnie "The Chin" Gigante.

Monday, December 3 11:00pm Mobsters: Frank Costello.

Tuesday, December 4 3:00am Mobsters: Frank Costello.

Sunday, December 9 4:00pm Mobsters: Frank Costello.




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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Don Cardi] #454885
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Good idea, and thanks for the heads-up, DC.


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I havn't got this channel \:\(


The Mafia Is Not Primarily An Organisation Of Murderers.
First And Foremost,The Mafia Is Made Up Of Thieves.
It Is Driven By Greed And Controlled By Fear.

Between The Law And The Mafia, The Law Is Not The Most To Be Feared

"What if the Mafia were not an organization but a widespread Sicilian attitude of hostility towards the law?"

"Make Love Not War" John Lennon
Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: DE NIRO] #454889
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 Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I havn't got this channel


No shows for you!



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Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Don Cardi] #454890
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National Geographic Channel :

Philly Mob Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 2:00AM

Vegas Mafia Saturday, December 29, 7:00PM



The Biography Channel :

Sunday, December 2 4:00pm Mobsters: Meyer Lansky.

Monday, December 10 11:00pm Mobsters: Vinnie "The Chin" Gigante.

Tuesday, December 11 3:00am Mobsters: Vinnie "The Chin" Gigante.

Monday, December 3 11:00pm Mobsters: Frank Costello.

Tuesday, December 4 3:00am Mobsters: Frank Costello.

Sunday, December 9 4:00pm Mobsters: Frank Costello.







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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




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damn missed the meyer lansky. thanks for the listings.

Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: SC] #454979
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 Originally Posted By: SC
 Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I havn't got this channel


No shows for you!



i seen them all anyway..


The Mafia Is Not Primarily An Organisation Of Murderers.
First And Foremost,The Mafia Is Made Up Of Thieves.
It Is Driven By Greed And Controlled By Fear.

Between The Law And The Mafia, The Law Is Not The Most To Be Feared

"What if the Mafia were not an organization but a widespread Sicilian attitude of hostility towards the law?"

"Make Love Not War" John Lennon
Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Don Cardi] #459710
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Schedule of Mobster Bios on the Biography Channel for the first week of January :


Tuesday, January 1 3:00am - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.

Sunday, January 6 4:00pm - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.

Monday, January 7 11:00pm - Bugsy Siegel.

Tuesday, January 8 3:00am - Bugsy Siegel.





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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movi [Re: Don Cardi] #463429
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I'll have to remember to add these to the Gangster TV Listings (not sure why they don't come up in my "mafia" search)



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Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Don Cardi] #463435
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Schedule of Mobster Bios on the Biography Channel for January 13th - 22nd :




Sunday, January 13 4:00pm Bugsy Siegel.

Tuesday, January 15 3:00am Al Capone.


Sunday, January 20 9:00am Defending the Mob:Intriguing profile of men who use the law to defend the kingpins of organized crime. Includes a look at the career of Frank Ragano, attorney to Florida mob boss Santo Trafficante and corrupt Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa.


Sunday, January 20 4:00pm Al Capone.

Monday, January 21 11:00pm Jack Ruby.

Tuesday, January 22 3:00am Jack Ruby





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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Don Cardi] #463609
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You forgot this one:

Mobsters
The Gambinos: First Family of Crime

Sun, Jan 20, 10:00 AM | Run Time: 120 min.



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Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: J Geoff] #463700
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SC has this anniversary listed in the calendar for tomorrow.
The person Tommy killed in "Goodfellas" was Billy Batts. What Gambino Family member was Batts supposed to be based on.

In Goodfellas I don't even think Tommy's wife is even mentioned. Henry mentions how Tommy's mother couldn't give him an open casket. Was his wife mentioned and I missed it?

"Tommy DeSimone, a low level New York mobster portrayed by Joe Pesci in "Goodfellas" was reported missing by his wife, Cookie, on this day in 1979.

Its generally believed he was killed by John Gotti's (then a Capo in the Gambino Family) crew as payback for DeSimone's participation in killing a "made man" in the Gambino Family."


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Check out the Wikipedia link below:

THOMAS DESIMONE


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And check out these threads BETH :

WHO KILLED TOMMY DESIMONE

BILLY BATTS



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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Beth E] #467022
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I thought he was killed for killing a made man: Billy Batts! Did I hear wrong?

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Schedule for Mobster Bios on The Biography Channel Jan 27th - Feb 5th

Sunday, January 27th 4:00pm Jack Ruby

Monday, February 4 10:00pm Henry Hill

Tuesday, February 5 2:00am Henry Hill



Don Cardi cool

Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




Re: TV Schedule For REAL LIFE Gangster Bios / Movies [Re: Don Cardi] #477782
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Oh damn I missed them when are more on??

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 Originally Posted By: OneMore
Oh damn I missed them when are more on??


All relevant Biography Channel shows (and others) are now included in the Gangster TV Listings, updated every 2 weeks or so...



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Anyone catch the Mobsters show on the BIO channel the other night featuring the story of Crazy Joe Gallo? It was pretty good. Pretty informative with some really interesting footage from the hearings held by John and Robert Kennedy.



Friday, December 11 10:00pm Mobsters:

The Westies
In the 1970's, a group of ruthless Irish punks called the "Westies", managed to terrorize Hell's Kitchen in New York City. They had a penchant for violence and a desire to control the illegal activities on Manhattan's west side. Young Irish thug Jimmy Coonan teamed up with Mickey Featherstone, a Vietnam veteran with a reputation for being a ruthless killer. The "Westies" ruled the streets, protecting their various rackets, including drug dealing and extortion, through extreme violence. They were so powerful they were able to work as contract killers for the Gambino crime family.


Sunday, December 13 5:00pm Mobsters

Mob Ladies
Virginia Hill, Arlyne Brickman, and Karen Hill were mob ladies with looks that could kill and the connections to take out anyone in their way. In the 1930s, Virginia used her good looks, sexuality, and quick wits to become close with some of the country's most notorious gangsters. In the 1950's Arlyne worked her way from a mob groupie, to a trusted business partner and proved earner for some of New York's biggest mobsters. And Karen was the wife of "Goodfella" Henry Hill, trusted associate of the Lucchese crime family in the late 60s/early 70s, and later an FBI informant.



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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




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Originally Posted By: Don Cardi
Anyone catch the Mobsters show on the BIO channel the other night featuring the story of Crazy Joe Gallo? It was pretty good.


I enjoyed it, DC. I enjoy just about everything when it come to the Gallo brothers. They were so media friendly, that 50 years later, the archival footage is still entertaining.

He was really of the Anastastia-Gotti mold, wasn't he? Always a smile for the camera and a polite word (while being filmed, anyway) for the reporters covering him.


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Originally Posted By: Don Cardi

Friday, December 11 10:00pm Mobsters:

The Westies

Sunday, December 13 5:00pm Mobsters

Mob Ladies



Hmmm... I wonder why these didn't show up when I did the listings the other day??



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Originally Posted By: J Geoff
Hmmm... I wonder why these didn't show up when I did the listings the other day??


You do tv listings??? eek

Don Cardi, thanks for calling and letting me know about the show. I DVR'd it ~ it WAS good!! Some great video I've never seen before.

Turnbull, they showed the famous photo that you love of Albert Gallo with the VERY bright strangling marks on his neck.


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Originally Posted By: SC
Originally Posted By: J Geoff
Hmmm... I wonder why these didn't show up when I did the listings the other day??


You do tv listings??? eek

Don Cardi, thanks for calling and letting me know about the show. I DVR'd it ~ it WAS good!! Some great video I've never seen before.

Turnbull, they showed the famous photo that you love of Albert Gallo with the VERY bright strangling marks on his neck.


My pleasure SC.





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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




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Originally Posted By: SC

Turnbull, they showed the famous photo that you love





For anyone not familiar with the photo that SC is talking about, here it is (used as the book cover for 'The Mad Ones'). Look closely at Larry Gallo's neck.




For those who may be new to these boards and unfamiliar with the story behind the above picture.....

On August 20th 1961, Larry Gallo was invited to meet with members of the Profaci family to supposedly negotiate a deal. That meeting took place at a bar on Utica Ave in Brooklyn called The Sahara Lounge. During that meeting a couple of beat cops happpened to walk into the bar and found Larry Gallo getting himself strangled. A gunfight ensued and one of those cops was shot, but his walking in that bar when he did happened to save Larry Gallo's life.


......Sound familiar GFII fans? wink



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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




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Originally Posted By: Don Cardi

......Sound familiar GFII fans? wink

What do you mean?whistle


"I got news for you. If it wasn't for the toilet, there would be no books." --- George Costanza.
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Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Originally Posted By: Don Cardi

......Sound familiar GFII fans? wink

What do you mean?whistle


Welcome pizzboy, you must be new to these boards. When you get a chance go out and rent the DVD of The Godfather Part II. When viewing it you will come across a certain scene in the movie that you will find mirrors the story that I posted about above.

I know that you will enjoy the movie and hope that you will enjoy these boards!!!!!.....

.....Now go home and get your F**KI*G SHINE BOX!!!!


ooops, sorry, wrong movie. lol wink



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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




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Thursday, December 17 4:00am Mobsters: Nicky Barnes
Notorious, heroin kingpin, Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, went from organizing one of the most powerful African-American heroin rings in New York to a government informant. Out of spite, Barnes turned on his fellow associates and destroyed the drug trafficking empire he took so long to build.


Friday, December 18 10:00pm Mobsters: Frank Nitti
He came to the US from Italy in 1893, when he was seven years old. The Nitti family settled in Brooklyn, but by 1920, Frank had moved to Chicago. He quickly started fencing stolen jewelry, and eventually joined Al Capone's criminal empire, called the Outfit. Rising quickly in the organization, he displayed a talent for business and enforcement. In 1933, Frank caught his big break when Capone was sent to prison for tax evasion, and Nitti took over a criminal enterprise pulling in tens of millions of dollars a year. Needing to reinvent the Outfit after the end of Prohibition, Nitti turned to the labor unions and specifically Hollywood. But Frank may have aimed too high, as the Feds soon caught on and Nitti and many of his guys were indicted. As the trial approached, other members of the Outfit told Frank to take the rap. Faced with life in prison or perhaps, murder by fellow Outfit members, Frank took matters into his own hands and on March 19, 1943 he shot himself in the head.


Saturday, December 19 2:00am Mobsters: Frank Nitti
He came to the US from Italy in 1893, when he was seven years old. The Nitti family settled in Brooklyn, but by 1920, Frank had moved to Chicago. He quickly started fencing stolen jewelry, and eventually joined Al Capone's criminal empire, called the Outfit. Rising quickly in the organization, he displayed a talent for business and enforcement. In 1933, Frank caught his big break when Capone was sent to prison for tax evasion, and Nitti took over a criminal enterprise pulling in tens of millions of dollars a year. Needing to reinvent the Outfit after the end of Prohibition, Nitti turned to the labor unions and specifically Hollywood. But Frank may have aimed too high, as the Feds soon caught on and Nitti and many of his guys were indicted. As the trial approached, other members of the Outfit told Frank to take the rap. Faced with life in prison or perhaps, murder by fellow Outfit members, Frank took matters into his own hands and on March 19, 1943 he shot himself in the head.


Saturday, December 19 4:00am Mobsters: Tony Accardo
This mobster rose from a foot soldier in Al Capone's Chicago "Outfit" to eventual boss of the notorious gang. Under Tony Accardo's leadership, off-and-on for nearly fifty years, the "Outfit" prospered through numerous illegal rackets including gambling, prostitution and extortion.

Sunday, December 20 4:00AM Mobsters: The Mob's Greatest Hits
This episode explores six of the most notorious mafia killings of all time and the everlasting effects these murders had on organized crime. From the Castellammarese War in the late 1920's to the assassination of the Boss of Bosses, Paul Castellano, in 1985, we'll go deep inside the most infamous mafia power struggles in American history. The program delves into the relationships of greedy, power hungry Mafiosi, exploring their conflicts, and illustrating their bloody resolutions. From Maranzano to Masseria, Dutch Shultz to Bugsy Siegel, the outcome is always the same... murder.


Sunday, December 20 4:00PM Mobsters: Paul Castellano
"Big Paul" Castellano served as boss of the Gambino crime family--the largest in New York during the 1970's and 80's. Castellano presented himself as a legitimate businessman and mingled with New York's upper crust, while running a multi-million dollar racketeering operation. From his $3.5 million dollar estate on Staten Island, he oversaw rackets in construction, meat distribution, union infiltration, pornography and more. But many Gambino members believed Castellano got a free ride to the top on the coattails of his predecessor, cousin and brother-in-law, Carlo Gambino. Nepotism and Castellano's reclusive lifestyle split the Gambino family into two factions, which would ultimately led to his undoing.



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Five - ten years from now, they're gonna wish there was American Cosa Nostra. Five - ten years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.




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"Mob Money," Wednesday night-June 23 at 9 PM on CNBC

CNBC's "Mob Money" special doesn't always seem to be sure exactly what story it's selling, but it's got enough good stuff to feed our endless fascination with the shadowy underworld of the Mafia.

The main focus seems to be the collapse of New Jersey's DeCavalcante family, which had built up a nice, lucrative little business in the shadow of the higherprofile five families of New York.

Along the way, "Mob Money" touches on other matters, like the corporate and fiscal evolution of the mob - for instance, how it has branched out from protection rackets and no-show union jobs to more sophisticated schemes like stock manipulation.

New Jersey Mob

American Greed’s Mob Money reveals the inner workings of the mob through the eyes of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante family. They were once seen as second-class mobsters living in the shadows of the bigger New York City families. But that changed in the late 1990’s when the feds busted all five New York families for racketeering. For the DeCavalcantes, the timing couldn’t have been better. Discover how the family matures, becomes success and eventually bows to its weakness and crumbles to its knees.

Organized crime activities bring in a worldwide annual income of between $50 and $90 billion…that’s more money than any major legitimate national industry. From loan-sharking and labor racketeering to illegal gambling and murder for hire to its recent invasion into Wall Street - it’s all part of the life and death business of organized crime.

American Greed Special Presentation


"When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives."
Winter is Coming

Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky; And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
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