Charlie Rose Show, November 2, 2007
Discussion about the film "American Gangster" with Frank
Lucas, Richie Roberts, Mark Jacobson & Nicholas
Frank Lucas is the gangster himself, played by Denzel
Washington in the film. Richie Roberts is the cop who took
him down, played by Russell Crowe.
The release of this movie has also prompted Frank Lucas'
daughter, Francine Lucas-Sinclair, to tell
her story. For years, she hid the fact that her
father was a drug lord. Today Francine works with kids
whose parents are in prison. She has formed an
organization called Yellow Brick Roads,
which helps kids deal with the loneliness and
emotional chaos they face.