GringoView: What will we be watching?

As I await with great anticipation the televised hearings of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on January 6, beginning June 9, I recall one of those winter days in 1951 when I feigned illness to watch breathlessly the parade of real gangsters parading before the congressional hearings of Senator Estes Kefauver.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) I finally admitted it to my parents.

On those winter days in 1951, I had faked illness so I could stay home from school and breathlessly watch the small screen of the family television as a parade of real-life gangsters was marched before the congressional hearings of Senator Estes Kefauver.

Seeing them in person and hearing the testimony from the likes of straw-hatted “Greasy Thumb" Guzik, reputed to be Al Capone's bagman for bribery as well as his adviser and treasurer, and mink clad Virginia Hill, the mob’s moll as well . . .

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