Buddy Cianci left City Hall in disgrace after torturing a man in his living room. Now, he attempts the impossible: running for mayor of Providence again.
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BUDDY IN THE WILDERNESS
OBEY THE GIANT
the comeback candidate
Buddy, Andrew Annaldo and Fred Lippitt faced off in a contentious debate on October 30, about a week before the election. Polls indicated that the three-way mayoral race remained tight right up until election day. Courtesy of the Providence Public Library/The Providence Journal.
The Victory Lap
Crimetown is Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. It is produced by Drew Nelles, Austin Mitchell, Kaitlin Roberts, and Mike Plunkett. The associate producer is Laura Sim. The show is edited by Alex Blumberg and Caitlin Kenney. Fact-checking by Mick Rouse. This episode of Crimetown was mixed, sound designed, and scored by Matthew Boll. Additional mixing by Enoch Kim and Martin Peralta. The title track is “Run To Your Mama” by Goat. The credit music this week is “Black Jays Errday” by James Swanberg. Original music by John Kusiak, Jon Ivans, Edwin and Bienart.
Ad music is by Matthew Boll. The show's digital editor is Rob Szypko. The design director is Ale Lariu. Archival research by Brennan Rees.This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski. Thanks to Brad Turchetta and the Cianci Estate, The Providence Journal, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Victoria Yarnish, Yuya Kudo, Lisa Newby, Mike Stanton — check out his book The Prince of Providence — Kate Wells, David Fisher, Mary Murphy, Dan Barry and everybody who shared their stories with us. Providence is a special place, and we're honored to tell a part of its story.