Robert Tanenbaum discusses his novel, “Hoax.” He begins by giving background information on his two main characters: Butch Karp, the District Attorney of New York City and his wife Marlene Ciampi. He describes how a few young rap artists befriend Karp’s young twin boys. In “Hoax,” Karp is running for election and learns the politics that go with having a corrupt competitor. Tanenbaum talks about some high-profile court cases he has fought in New York. He also discusses how he became the mayor of Beverly Hills for two terms after deciding that he wanted to save the public school system. He ends the interview by talking about how money influences government and the court system.
Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) - Fiction Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) - Fiction Rap musicians - Crimes against - Fiction Public prosecutors - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
U-matic tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Kem Nunn before the break and Robert Tanenbaum after the break. Date and times on case spine: 9/01; 4:30pm; 7:00pm; 9:30pm. Date on case front cover: 8-16-04 and 8/16/04.