Law and Legal

"Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss"

Dick Lehr; Gerard O'Neill

About the Program

Former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill recount the life of Boston gangster turned FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger.  The authors' report on Bulger's criminal beginnings in the Southie neighborhood of Boston and his later operation of a crime syndicate the he ran while under the employ of the FBI.   Bugler eventually fled Boston and went into hiding; he was arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica, California and currently awaits trail on nineteen charges of murder.  Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill speak at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

About the Authors

Dick Lehr

Dick Lehr is the author or co-author of several books, including The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston's Racial Divide.  He is a former reporter at the Boston Globe and currently a journalism professor at Boston University.


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Gerard O'Neill

Gerard O'Neill is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Rogues and Redeemers: When Politics Was King in Irish Boston.  He is a former editor at the Boston Globe.


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Program Information

"Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, March 10th at 9am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 3rd at 11pm (ET)
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