Sean Patrick Griffin
Gaming the Game
Enter the world of illegal gambling.
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
2:17Black Brothers, Inc. Movie
1:26White Collar Criminals
3:00College Sports Gambling
1:44Life of a Gambler
2:55Batista’s Story Web Exclusive
4:04Personal Foul Web Exclusive
2:38Recommended Reading Web Exclusive Recommended Reading Web Exclusive
What regulations would help prevent illegal sports gambling in the future?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Sean Patrick Griffin is an associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington and a critically acclaimed author. He discusses his latest book, Gaming the Game, which provides an in-depth look at the 2007 National Basketball Association (NBA) betting scandal and explores the link between big-time sports gambling and organized crime.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Sean Patrick Griffin, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, is the author of two books on African-American organized crime including Black Brothers Inc., The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia from which BET based an episode of its “American Gangster” series. The book has also been optioned to be made into at least one motion picture by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions for Warner Brothers Studios.
Follow events relating to Griffin’s second book, Gaming the Game, on Facebook.
More About Griffin
More About the 2007 NBA Betting Scandal
PENN STATE CONNECTION
WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, July 14 at 9:00pm
Big Ten Network
Monday, June 18 at 12:00pm and 3:00am
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.