Tennessee Waltz

Escapade #7: Bright Sunny South: Crooked Pardons, Liquor Licenses, and Mafia Hits

July 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 7
Tennessee Waltz
Escapade #7: Bright Sunny South: Crooked Pardons, Liquor Licenses, and Mafia Hits
Show Notes

Recent development: we discuss the connection between TN Governor Ray Blanton (elected in 1975) and mafia boss Jimmy Hoffa. Hint: our governor had one of his close associates killed. Also, he pardoned a double murderer. We told you Tennessee politics was rough. Tune in.


Credits:

Nashville Bar Association

[Opening Audio] CBS News

[Interview] Carol Marin WSM-TN (NBC)

[Closing Song] The Gitch Your Own Band: “Pardon Me Ray”