Dick Kay interviews the legendary "Minnesota Fats" (Rudolph
Wanderone) in October, 1972 during the course of the Johnston City,
Illinois pool hustler's tournament.
Between 1961 and 1972, the Johnston City event (organized by the
Jansco brothers, George and Paulie) was one of the most significant
gatherings in the world of billiards.
As it turned out, the 1972 meeting would be the last. The Feds had
decided to raid the tournament, of which gambling was a significant
component. Agents were, in fact, in the crowd the night Dick and
his crew filmed the action. They were poised to take the joint down---but
decided it would not be appropriate with cameras rolling. They therefore
waited until the following night. (No convictions resulted from
the raid. But the Johnston City event became history).