The Legend of Frank Rizzo

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Frank Rizzo Jr. holds a campaign button with the Nixon/Rizzo ticket. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Frank Rizzo Jr. holds a campaign button with the Nixon/Rizzo ticket. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

On this episode of The Why, the estate sale of the late Frank Rizzo serves as a window into the life of one of the most controversial public figures in Philadelphia history. WHYY reporters Dave Davies and Jim Saksa tell us why one man spent $11,000 on the former Philly mayor’s Rolodex and other relics of Rizzo’s polarizing political legacy, and why that legacy lives on.

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