Al Capone: Icon

Al Capone: Icon

Al Capone: Icon

Special | 54m 41s

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Try to decide why Americans are fascinated by celebrity gangster Al Capone.

Al Capone: the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why?

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About the Show

Was Al Capone the quintessential self-made American man, a ruthless killer or both? His name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence, but why do Americans continue to be fascinated by this man? We examines Capone’s lasting legacy to determine why.

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