Atlantic City in the Prohibition era

    Enoch "Nucky"" Johnson
    Steve Buscemi in HBO's Boardwalk Empire

    This Sunday, HBO premiere’s its new series Boardwalk Empire, set in Atlantic City in the 1920 during the year of prohibition.  It’s central character—Nucky Thompson – is based on the real-life Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, the political boss who ruled Atlantic City for three decades.  We’ll talk about 1920’s Atlantic City, Nucky Johnson and the influence of the mob in the prohibition era with DAN GOOD of the Press of Atlantic City who also wrote the paper’s documentary Boss of the Boardwalk, Atlantic city historian ALLEN “BOO” PERGAMENT and the GEORGE ANASTASIA of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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