LABOR: Ed McMahon's America

Affable, ever-smiling Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight show, makes friends wherever he goes. Two years ago, he decided to win friends for the outcast International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He had a scheme to launch a coast-to-coast publicity campaign to polish up the union's image. Unfortunately, in the process he tarnished his own. Today, affable Ed is not smiling. In its current issue, Overdrive, a trucking-industry magazine, charges that Ed teamed up with Nicholas Torzeski, a man with links to the Mafia, to bilk the Teamsters out of more than...

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