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"The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana"

Tony Dokoupil

About the Program

Tony Dokoupil, who covers marijuana legalization for NBC News, talks about his father, Anthony "Big Tony" Dokoupil, who smuggled over 50 tons of marijuana into the U.S. between 1975-1986.  During this event hosted by the Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, Tony Dokoupil is in conversation with Bruce Porter, author of "Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All."          

About the Authors

Tony Dokoupil

Tony Dokoupil is a senior writer for NBC News and a former senior reporter at Newsweek.   


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"The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana"

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  • Sunday, June 22nd at 2:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, May 11th at 6:15pm (ET)
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