This episode features the rise and fall of Johnny Eng, one of the most notorious drug traffickers in the history of Manhattan's Chinatown. A one-time informant for the DEA, "Machine Gun Johnny" thought he could snitch on all his rivals to monopolize the heroin trade on the eastern seaboard. The special task force set up by the DEA would chase Eng all the way to Hong Kong. Eventually extradited to the U.S., Eng would hire John Gotti's lawyer to defend him against a prosecutor known as "The Dragon Lady."
This episode explores the case of Luis Felipe, also known as "King Blood." From a prison cell, Felipe founded the New York chapter of the Latin Kings street gang. Felipe's own writings would incriminate him as the orchestrator of murders and crimes against his own members. He is now serving a life sentence in solitary confinement.
A full Biography episode on the life of youtube superstar, Ted Williams.
It was one of the fastest-spreading "viral videos" ever -- Ted Williams, a disheveled panhandler, approaches a car, speaks, and reveals himself to be the "homeless man with the golden voice." But as quickly as he became a media darling, sordid tales of his life emerged, including mug shots, drug abuse, and tensions with the children he abandoned. This profile looks at all the twists and turns in Ted's remarkable story, and asks the question: Has the tabloid frenzy done him more harm than good, or will he have more than 15 minutes of fame?
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Originally called Toast of the Town, The Ed Sullivan Show ran from 1948-1971 on CBS and was an American staple in the 50s and 60s. The American variety show featured the Who's Who of celebritydom over the decades, including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Lucille Ball, The Jackson 5, and The Doors.
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