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Newsmen talk about covering notorious gangs

It's the early 1950s, and banks are popping up all over "Toronto the Good." So too is a daring group of villains (or heroes, depending on who you ask): the bank-robbing, jail-busting "Boyd Gang." Warring newspapers and budding television stations race to break any news of Toronto's most infamous gangsters, and capture the imagination of the public.

 The men that reported on crime during the 1950s talk about how gangs were named.

Medium: Television
Program: This Monday
Broadcast Date: May 16, 1977
Guest(s): Bill Copps, Bob Johnstone, Jocko Thomas
Duration: 5:24

Last updated: January 15, 2013

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