Monday, December 23, 2019

MVD Entertainment Group's Next Wave Of DVD Releases From The David Susskind Archive Arrive On Mar. 17

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
MVD Entertainment Group has targeted Mar. 17 for the next wave of classic television interviews conducted by David Susskind between 1958 and 1986.

The first up is David Susskind Archive: I Was a Hitman for the Mafia, which was first broadcast on June 11, 1973 and features the confessions of a Mafia hitman (identity is hidden), who was the co-author of a 1972 best-seller, “'Killer: The Biography of a Mafia Hit Man.”

During the course of the interview, “Joey the Hitman,” outlines how he killed 38 people, 35 under contract and three as “revenge” killings against those who tried to have him whacked.   Chilling in detail.

Of note, the identity of the hitman was finally revealed in 1982 when he was killed by a shotgun blast in San Mateo, California.   His name was Max Kurschner, the brother of a New York City police officer, who at the time of his death was credited with murdering 53 people … which means, following the David Susskind interview session in June of 1973 Max Kurschner, or “Joey the Hitman,” would go on to kill another 18 people!!!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Next up is the Feb. 1, 1976 presentation of David Susskind Archive: Howard Hughes The Watergate Connection, which features a panel discussing the possible connection between Howard Hughes and the infamous Watergate affair that ultimately brought down president Richard Nixon.   The panel includes New Yorks Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winner J. Anthony Lukas, who had just written, “Nightmare: The Underside of the Nixon Years,” Hank Greenspun of the Las Vegas Sun and former chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, Terry Lenzner.

The third broadcast arriving on DVD on Mar. 17 from MVD Entertainment Group is David Susskind Archive: Gay Rights Pro And Con, a 1982 broadcast featuring the likes of Jesse Lee, Pastor, Neighborhood Church, Dr. William Marra, Professor of Philosophy, Fordham and Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Family Defense Coalition in debate with Matt Foreman, Dignity New York, David Rothenberg, Executive Director of the Fortune Society and Tom Stoddard, Executive Director Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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