A riveting examination of the constellation of greed, power image, myth, celebrity and fame that became the driving forces of 80s white-collar culture in New York City.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “1980-83: Chaos Spells Opportunity”
At the dawn of the ’80s, America finds itself in deep decline, and New York seems to symbolize everything that’s gone wrong. It’s crime-ridden, strapped for cash, dark and dirty. But for five would-be titans looking to seize their moment – Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani – chaos spells opportunity. With a keen eye for press and an aggressiveness the city’s never seen, they begin their quest for power and fame – forever changing the world as we know it.