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Writer Mario Puzo on the Influence of Local Mafia Figures

Puzo's new novel is "The Last Don." He is best known for "The Godfather." This new book returns him to that genre: the inner workings of the Mafia. The main character is an old man trying to secure his family's future in an era of legalized gambling, motion picture investments and the threat of government informers. His goal is threatened by familial in-fighting. The two-time Academy Award winner has also written several screenplays, including are all three Godfathers and Superman I and II.


Other segments from the episode on July 25, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 25, 1995: Interview with William Haglund; Interview with Mario Puzo.


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