When you hear the name Jimmy Hoffa, you probably think of the former Teamster boss’ iconic disappearance, but his story is much more than a murder mystery.

It’s about power, loyalty, betrayal, organized labor and organized crime. It’s a story about how far people will go to get what they want.

Once you start looking into Hoffa, you find yourself down a rabbit hole of dark tunnels. You look at the Teamsters Union and end up at Richard Nixon, Bobby Kennedy and the JFK assassination. All of these roads lead back to Hoffa’s obsession with power.

There was nothing he wouldn’t do to have it, and hold onto it, and once he lost everything, how far would he go to get it back?


Fresh out of the University Notre Dame, Steve Garagiola’s broadcasting career began as a sportscaster at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan. After two years, he moved on to WXYZ-TV in Detroit where he spent eight years covering sports.

In 1996 he joined WDIV-TV in Detroit and was presented with the turning point in his career while covering the Olympics in Atlanta. A bomb blast in Centennial Park pushed Steve out of the Sports Department and into the world of hard news where he remains today as an anchor and reporter.

Steve has published a newswriting textbook called TV News: Writing and Surviving. Steve has won seven Emmy awards for news reporting and producing.

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