By Nate Hendley
The episode, which airs February 24, 2016 at 10 pm, looks at Joseph Petrosino, a brave turn-of-the-20th-Century New York City cop who fought the Black Hand extortion racket in the United States and the Mafia in Sicily.
I was interviewed about Petrosino for this episode.
My book, The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture, is dedicated to Petrosino, still the only New York City policeman killed on a foreign mission.
My crime blog offers some background details about Mr. Petrosino and his ill-fated mission against the Sicilian Mafia.
Click here to see a trailer about the Petrosino episode.